The crusaders in the East: a brief history of the wars of Islam with the Latins in Syria during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries (Google eBook)

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University Press, 1907 - History - 387 pages
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Page 303 - Hadley and vicinity, and all were under the general direction of Major John Pynchon, of Springfield, commander-in-chief in the county of Hampshire. On the return of Major Treat from Northfield with the garrison and people of that place, a council of war was held, at which it was decided to strengthen the various garrisons and hold the army for the present on the defensive. The Commissioners of the United Colonies had agreed to raise an army of five hundred men for this campaign on the Connecticut...
Page 60 - Moslem town surrendered, on the condition that the lives and property of the citizens should be spared and that those who chose might leave the city with such property as they could carry with them.
Page 269 - Cumque Saladinus audisset quod pagani sui fecissent pacem cum regibus, dissimulavit hoc per se factum.
Page 322 - ... part broke off all friendly relations with Egypt and pledged their support to Isma'il. Thus the policy of the Templars was triumphant. Ayub was now faced by the prospect of invasion and threatened with the loss of his dominions. In his trouble he found allies in an unexpected quarter. The Kharismian Turks had recently been driven from their homes by the Tartar invasion and were ready to put their swords at the disposal of the highest bidder. At the sultan's invitation an army of 10,000 horsemen4...
Page 349 - AH 684 is confirmed by the agreement between the days of the week and the days of the month in the dates.
Page 226 - When we are presented with a date in which the day of the week and the day of the month do not harmonize, it is generally the day of the week which is right.
Page 351 - Ptolemais ; nevertheless, whether he dreaded the despair of the inhabitants, or thought that the favourable moment was not yet arrived, he yielded to their solicitations, and renewed a truce with them for two years, two months, two weeks, two days, and two hours. According to a chronicle, the pope's legate disapproved of the treaty, and caused some Mussulman traders, who came to...
Page 217 - On the 25th3 the king, seeing his opportunity, came out from Ascalon. After he was joined by eighty Templars the Latin knights numbered three hundred and seventy-five and the foot-soldiers were correspondingly numerous. They came upon Saladin's main body while it was crossing a stream and obstructed in its movements by the baggage4. The Moslems were already in confusion and were easily routed. The pursuit was kept up for twelve miles. Those who saved themselves did so at the cost of a trying journey...
Page 179 - Bk. iv. 51, note 74 are of no additional weight. The date of the beginning of the siege is from Wm Tyre, of the conclusion from Abu Ya'la. Harim was a Christian stronghold in 1156, if therefore it was besieged and captured by the Latins in 1158 it must have been lost by them in the interval. As this loss is not recorded possibly the name Harim as given by the sources is an error.
Page 238 - ... whole of Naples. 3. At this period, the republic of Venice, on account of its wealth, acquired by commerce, excited the envy and jealousy of its neighbors, particularly of the politic and ambitious Pope Julius II., who projected against it the famous League of...

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