Masalik al-absar fi mamalik was written by Sihab al-Din b. Fadl Allah al-‘Umari in the fourteenth century.
It is an encyclopedia, made of twenty-seven volumes, that last of which is a history of the Arabs from 1146 to 1343. His history is often based on the works of earlier writers, and he is a valuable source for the Muslim viewpoint in their conflict with Crusaders.
In the following text, the battle of Hattin is recounted. In 1186 Prince Reynald, lord of Kerak castle, broke a truce between Christians and Muslims, by attacking a caravan made up of Muslim pilgrims. Saladin retaliated by gathering his forces and beginning a campaign that led to this famous battle.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Document
Source: Internet Archive
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
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