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Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom: The Battle of Hattin and the Loss of Jerusalem

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The Third Crusade of Richard the Lionheart is well known but the build-up to it less so. Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, and the abuse of power culminating in one of the fiercest battles of the medieval epoch, the Battle of Hattin in 1187.

Hattin is one of the few battles in history that can truly be called decisive, and it wa
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by History Press (SC) (first published January 1st 2007)
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Suzannah
Aug 24, 2015 Suzannah rated it really liked it
Oh frabjous day! At last, a well researched, sane, balanced book about the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem... which is also a pleasure to read!

Bartlett's DOWNFALL OF THE CRUSADER KINGDOM, I presume, was written to present the true story mangled by Ridley Scott in KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. It's well written, comprehensive, and far more accessible than either Malcolm Barber's or Bernard Hamilton's accounts of the same period. Bartlett writes with an eye to the bigger themes, the grandeur of the stories bei
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Helena Schrader
Jul 29, 2014 Helena Schrader rated it it was amazing
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Bartlett’s "Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom: The Battle of Hattin and the Loss of Jerusalem" is a first rate account of the events leading up to the fall of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Bartlett has clearly based his account on the sources, Christian and Muslim, and he has a firm and balanced grasp of the history, yet he writes in a fluid and comprehensible prose.

One great strength of this book is its comprehensive approach. Bartlett explains the critical importance of Byzantium’s waning
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Jim
Oct 16, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
This is exciting history and history that gives some background to today's crisis in the Middle East. Bartlett tells the story of the defeat and downfall of the Crusader Kingdom. Due to divisions between Christian factions and overall poor leadership, the Crusaders launched a campaign against the Muslims which led to total disaster in the Battle of Hattin. This led to the loss of Jerusalem. Could the Crusader Kingdom have lasted longer? Yes, but should it have???
Andrew Latham
Nov 04, 2014 Andrew Latham rated it really liked it
A solid account of the causes, character and consequences of the Battle of the Horns of Hattin -- one of the truly decisive battles in world history.
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