The primary objective of the series of Crusades that were launched on Jerusalem and lasted for nearly two hundred years was to recover the Holy Land from the growing influence of Islam. This article discusses the events leading to third crusade. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
The term “crusade” is actually a broad concept of war that is applied, not only against the Muslims, but all wars undertaken in pursuance of a vow. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
After the failure of the 2nd crusade, Damascus and Syria came totally under the control of Nur ad-Din Zangi. Zangi, also took control of Egypt by defeating the Fatimid Dynasty that was ruling Egypt. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
Sultan ala-ad-Din, as he was called later, had participated in many battles and was considered to be worthy enough to continue the war against the Crusaders. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
Sultan ala-ad-Din was known to be a strict Sunni Muslim and many Muslims until today consider him to be the personification of the word ‘chivalry’. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
His victory in the Battle of Hattin was known to be a turning point in history and was marked by the removal of Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem from Palestine. Events Leading to the 3rd Crusade
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