Saladin during the decline and fall of Outramer

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  • Created by: Robyn
  • Created on: 11-05-13 10:55
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  • Saladin
    • who?
      • Vizier of Egypt
        • Ruler of vast Near Eastern Empire
      • member of Auubid family
        • nephew of Shirkuh
      • Sunni muslim
    • sources of power
      • inherited Egypt
      • inherited mamluks
      • uses gold from Egypt + conquests
        • pay troops
        • pay followers
        • pay family
      • Excellent powers of diplomacy
        • main way of annexing land
      • continued Nur ad-Din's policy
        • pursue orthodox Sunni religion
        • jihad
    • weaknesses
      • Saladin's mamluk army smaller than Nu ad-Din's
        • smaller that Egyptian fatimid army
      • Saladin was Sunni ruling Shi'ite populated hostile land
      • Saladin was a lowly Kurd
        • got land from former Turkish employers
        • had to prevent  Turkish governors from uniting against him
          • needed to pay them off
      • Shi'ite assassins try to kill him
    • Ambitions
      • relied on wealth
        • pay revenues
        • adopt a policy of continuous expansion
          • pay off loyal fighters
      • main aim
        • before 1187
          • conquer Turkish Muslim lands
        • ran out of Muslim land
          • he did try to take Outramer

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