Nur ad-Din (Muslim leader of second crusade)

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  • Nur ad-Din
    • sources of power
      • inherited Aleppo
        • Turkish forces
        • Mamluks
      • established himself as highly religious leader
        • pious, just muhjahid
        • well educated
          • religion
          • law
        • rebuild the walls of Medina
          • increase status in Egypt
      • sought permission for each conquest
        • Caliph of Baghdad
        • religiously sectioned under jihadi
    • weaknesses
      • Mamluks
        • allegiance to Kurdish commanders
          • not Nur ad-Din
    • Ambitions
      • Aleppo isolated from Baghdad
      • needed resources to survive
        • pursued expansion policy
      • Damascus
      • Egypt
      • Mosul
    • Actions
      • took Edessa
        • massacred Christians
        • destroyed fortifications
      • married into damiscene family
      • Egyptian wars 1163
        • Shawar vizier of egypt allied with Nur ad-Din against crusaders
        • united Syria and Egypt +  encircled Outramer
  • who?
    • Ruler of Aleppo
    • Nur ad-Din
      • sources of power
        • inherited Aleppo
          • Turkish forces
          • Mamluks
        • established himself as highly religious leader
          • pious, just muhjahid
          • well educated
            • religion
            • law
          • rebuild the walls of Medina
            • increase status in Egypt
        • sought permission for each conquest
          • Caliph of Baghdad
          • religiously sectioned under jihadi
      • weaknesses
        • Mamluks
          • allegiance to Kurdish commanders
            • not Nur ad-Din
      • Ambitions
        • Aleppo isolated from Baghdad
        • needed resources to survive
          • pursued expansion policy
        • Damascus
        • Egypt
        • Mosul
      • Actions
        • took Edessa
          • massacred Christians
          • destroyed fortifications
        • married into damiscene family
        • Egyptian wars 1163
          • Shawar vizier of egypt allied with Nur ad-Din against crusaders
          • united Syria and Egypt +  encircled Outramer
    • Turk
    • Son of Zengi

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