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The Third Crusade

The Wars between Islam and Christendom of the Middle Ages
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    Egypt after 2000 was ruled by the powerful Seljuk Turks, whose great champion Saladin made it the object of his life to drive the Christian power from Palestine. The war was carried on in a half-hearted manner by the Christian princes. 

    On July 9, 1189, Saladin won the battle of Hattin, and on October 2 the Holy City surrendered. The Christian power was restricted to Antioch, Tripoli, Tyre, and Margat. In the third crusade (January 21, 1189 - 1192), to which the fall of Jerusalem gave occasion, Richard I of England, Philip Augustus of France, and Emperor Frederick I, Barbarossa, participated. 

    The German emperor was drowned at Salef in June, 1990; Acre was taken by Richard and Philip, but the two kings quarreled and Philip retired; and Richard left Palestine in 1192, after securing by treaty with Sadadin the right for pilgrims to visit the Holy Sepulcher in small bands and unarmed. 
     
     

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