From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.
The Crusades: An Arab Perspective
The dramatic story of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes – from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099 to its recapture by Salah ad-Din, Richard the Lionheart’s efforts to regain the city, and the end of the movement two centuries later.
We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.
This part of ‘The Crusades: An Arab Perspective’ explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.
Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade’s conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.