collapse of outremer July-sept 1187

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  • Created on: 19-05-19 18:54


within weeks he managed to capture: 






some immediately some after a breif siege 

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rural communities

farms and villages emptied 

fled to the coast on the north

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by September

all coastal towns except tyre were in muslims hands 

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why did tyre hold out

conrad was unaware of what happened at Hattin

married emeprors daughter 

quickly noticed severity of situation 

took charge forcing the muslim siege to end 

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Tripoli and s.Antioch


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Why was Saladin so effective?

didnt take part in longstatic sieges 

large victories meant he culd leave land undr loose control, finish them at his leisure 

moved from traget to target picking off those who would fall easily 

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