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Acre advanced guard Aleppo ambassador Antioch Arabs arbalists arrived Arslan Asad ed-Din Ascalon Atabeg attack baggage battle Beha ed-Din besiegers body brother brought camp castle cavalry CHAPTER close commanded Damascus death detachment Egypt el-Hijja el-Kerak el-Melek el-'Adel el-Melek el-Afdal el-Melek el-Mozaffer el-Melek ez-Zaher emirs encamped enemy enemy's es-Saleh expedition fight fortress Franks Friday garrison gave halted Hamah Harran heard Holy honour horses Ibn Khallikan Imad informed Islam Izz ed-Din Jaffa Jerusalem Jomada Khalif Khelat Kilij killed king of England Lord Lord of Sidon mangonels Melek memluks miles month Rabi'a morning Moslem army Moslems Mosul mounted Mozaffer ed-Din night Nur ed-Din peace position prayer prince prisoners Ramadan Ramla received Rejeb remained right wing Salah ed-Din Seif ed-Din Sh'aban Shawal ships Shirkuh side Sinjar soldiers Sultan Sultan sent Syria taken Tell tent took treaty troops Tyre walls whilst Zenghi
Page 421 - Society is established for the translation and publication, with explanatory notes, of the various descriptions and accounts of Palestine and the Holy Places, and of the topographical references in ancient and mediaeval literature, from the earliest times to the period of the Crusades or later.
Page 134 - ... And when there came to them their apostles with manifest signs they rejoiced in what knowledge they had ; but there closed in upon them that whereat they had mocked. And when they saw our violence they said, 'We believe in God alone, and we disbelieve in what we once associated with Him.
Page 10 - This word, in scholastic theology, is applied to a sect who rejected the idea of eternal attributes, saying that eternity was the formal attribute of the essence of God.
Page 282 - I saw some (of the Frank foot- soldiers) with from one to ten arrows sticking in them, and still advancing at their ordinary pace without leaving the ranks.
Page 26 - When by God's help not a Frank is left on this coast, I mean to divide my territories, and to charge my successors with my last commands: then, having taken leave of them, I will sail on this sea to its islands in pursuit of them, until there shall not remain on the face of this earth one unbeliever in God, or I will die in the attempt.
Page 392 - I commend you to God Almighty. He is the source of all good. Do the will of God, for that is the way of peace. Beware of bloodshed ; trust not in that, for spilt blood never sleeps. Seek to gain the hearts of thy subjects, and watch over all their interests, for thou art only appointed by God and by me to look after their good ; endeavour to gain the hearts of thy emirs, thy ministers, and thy nobles.
Page 256 - It is the custom of kings, when they happen to be near one another, to send each other mutual presents and gifts. Now I have in my possession a gift worthy of the Sultan's acceptance, and I ask permission to send it to him.
Page 373 - ... usually devoted to pleasure, how much easier is it for me to remain here not only during the winter, but during the summer also ? I am in the heart of my own country, surrounded by my household and by my children, and able to get all I want. Moreover, I am an old man now, I have no longer any desire for the pleasures of this world ; I have had my fill of them, and have renounced them for ever.
Page 41 - Therefore they permitted me to pass through the lines, and in you lies my only hope of finding my child.' The Sultan was moved by her distress; tears came into his eyes, and, acting from the generosity of his heart, he sent a messenger to the market-place of the camp, to seek her little one and bring her away after repaying her purchaser the price he had given. It was early morning when...