Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem, Stanley Lane-Poole

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Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem, Stanley Lane-Poole

Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem, Stanley Lane-Poole

This book was originally published in 1898, at a time when western attitudes to the Middle East were very different. The entire area was still part of the Ottoman Empire, so there was none of the baggage that resulted from the fighting in the First World War, the post-war settlement of the area, the Arab-Israeli conflict or modern fears of terrorism. At the same time the modern tendancy to automatically see the crusaders as the villains of the story is also absent, although Lane-Poole was robustly critical of many aspects of their behaviour, from their constant refusal to actually honour any agreements they made with Moslem leaders to Richard I’s massacres of prisoners. On occasion the author’s tone comes across as rather patronising when discussing the inhabitants of the area, but not to the same extent as many of his own contemporaries.

Lane-Poole made a point of relying as much as possible on contemporary sources, and had access to the main Arab sources on Saladin’s life – the pro-Saladin account of Baha ad-din, who actually worked for Saladin for several years, and the more hostile account of Ibn al-Athir, a supporter of the dynasty that Saladin effectively overthrew. In the introduction he works through the sources he used, discussing the level of knowledge of the author and any bias to be found. Despite the age of this book, this reliance on the main sources means that in general the main outline of events is accurate. The one exception is Saladin’s early military experience, which was much more extensive than Lane-Poole realised.

This is a very readable account of Saladin’s life and achievements, from his involvement in Nuradin’s repeated attempts to conquer Fatamid Egypt, which swiftly led to Saladin’s unexpected promotion to Vizier of Egypt, his strained relations with Nuradin and on to the conquest of Syria in the aftermath of Nuradin’s death. We then move onto Saladin’s victory over the Crusader States at Hattin, the conquest of Jerusalem and most of the Crusader States, and his final campaign, against the forces of the Third Crusade. Saladin’s life had more than enough interest to justify a biography, and it is somewhat surprising that this was the first one in English, especially considering how popular he was in Medieval literature, and his role as the great opponent of Richard the Lion Heart, one of the great heroes of Victorian England.

Part I: The Life of Saladin
I - Saladin's World
II - The First Crusade, 1098
III - The Harbinger, 1127
IV - The Fall of Edessa, 1127-1144

Part II: Egypt, 1138-1174
V - Saladin's Youth, 1138-1164
VI - The Conquest of Egypt, 1164-1169
VII - Vezir of Egypt, 1169-1171
VIII - Saladin at Cairo, 1171-1173

Part III: Empire, 1174-1186
IX - The Conquest of Syria, 1174-1176
X - Truces and Treaties, 1176-1181
XI - The Conquest of Mesopotamia, 1181-1183
XII - Damascus, 1183-1186

Part IV: The Holy War, 1187-1191
XIII - The Battle of Hittin, 1187
XIV - Jerusalem Regained, 1187
XV - The Rally at Tyre, 1187-1188
XVI - The Battle of Acre, 1189
XVII - The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191

Part V: Richard and Saladin, 1191-1192
XVIII - The Loss of Acre, 1191
XIX - The Coast March, Aug-Sept 1191
XX - In Sight of Jerusalem, Sept 1191-July 1192
XXI - The Last Fight at Jaffa, 1192
XXII - At Rest, 1192-1193
XXIII - Saladin in Romance

Appendices
I - Dynasties of Western Asia
II - The Family of Saladin
III - Kings of Jerusalem, Princes of Antioch and Counts of Tripolis
IV - The Great Lords of Palestine

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Frontline
Year: 2016 edition of 1898 original



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Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honor.

This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole, who was able to access the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab historians, which provide us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch.

Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jersusalem examines Saladin’s youth, his military development, his conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and, crucially, his duel with Richard the Lionheart, including the struggle over Acre and, of course, the fall of Jerusalem.


‘Stanley Lane-Poole has rendered valuable service in his different works by presenting various phases of Oriental history and life in such a way as to interest even those to whom such subjects are ordinarily a sealed book’.
The American Historical Review.

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SALADIN is one of the few Oriental Personages who need no introduction to English readers. Sir Walter Scott has performed that friendly office with the warmth and insight of appreciative genius. It was Saladin's good fortune to attract the notice not only of the great romancer, but also of King Richard, and to this accident he partly owes the result that, instead of remaining a dry historical expression, under the Arabic style of "el-Melik en-Nasir Salah-eddin Yusuf ibn Ayyub," he has become, by the abbreviated name of "Saladin," that familiar and amiable companion which is called a household word. The idea, it is true, is vague and romantic. The Talisman has given us a noble portrait of the Sultan whose chivalry and generosity excited the admiration of the Crusaders, but the reader is left in uncertainty as to the history and achievements of the hero, and what he is told in those fascinating pages is not always strictly authentic. On the historical relation of the novel to which Saladin owes so much of his fame something is said at the end of this book. The present biography, the first that has been written in English, aspires to fill in, from contemporary sources, the details of the picture.


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Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

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Audience: General Public
Difficulty: Medium

Poole's detailed account of the life and achievements of Saladin is surprisingly positive and portrays the desert Sultan's life with great admiration. The book is simple and loaded with information it details every aspect of his life in an easy to understand and general manner. It is perfect for learning about the real man, stripped of his legendary status, and yet still impressive.

Chivalry, magnanimity, generosity, discipline, honor, conviction, faith, and genuine care for his subjects made Saladin highly famous even during his lifetime. Whatever gap was left, writers and scribes working under his patronage were quick to fill. While his character has been subject to widespread scrutiny throughout the centuries that followed, even his biggest critics must admit that the man was impressive by the standards of his time.

Stanely Lane Poole's Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem is simple to read and very comprehensive, it details all the facts and events related to the Sultan's life. A reputed orientalist and archaeologist from Great Britain, Poole shows a great understanding of the Muslim culture and the teachings of Islam in all of his work and judges Saladin as a man, a human being, with a great level of fairness. He starts the story of Saladin in 1137 CE when his father escaped the clutches of his enemies and found refuge in the court of the Zengids. From there, the author takes his readers on a rollercoaster ride through a Muslim world torn apart by civil unrest and the Crusades and highlights the efforts of this man in bringing stability to his people and defeat to his enemies. As someone, who had barely known Saladin (the real Saladin) before reading this text, I appreciate the effort that Poole put into his work, and how he researched even the slightest details about his life and mission.

The account ends with the death of the Sultan, in 1193 CE, but leaves a lasting impact on the reader. I for one was impressed by the gripping narrative and the fairness of Poole's judgment, however, I should note that, at times, he did alienate the Crusaders, which seems a bit harsh. While some may object to this mistreatment of the Crusaders, it is important to understand that the text primarily concerns Saladin.

For the whole picture, I would recommend Harold Lamb's duology: The Crusades, which treats both sides equally, but for a detailed account of Saladin's life and struggle, Poole's work is my number one recommendation. Overall, a great read, enlightening, inspiring, and truly remarkable.


Saladin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem by Stanley Lane-Poole

Publication Date: Sep 27, 2017
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Book Description:
Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, is an iconic figure in Middle Eastern history.

Stanley Lane-Poole&rsquos acclaimed biography Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem is a complete study of the life of this noted leader: his youth, rise through twelfth-century Middle-Eastern politics, career as a military commander and the conquest of Egypt and Syria, and his intriguing clashes with Richard the Lionheart.

Throughout his life, Saladin established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honour and an intrepid statesman, cementing his place in the annals of Middle-Eastern history.

The result of a lifetime of study by eminent historian Lane-Poole, Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem benefits from the rich and colourful chronicles of Arab and Moslem historians, providing us with a unique insight into the life and deeds of this fascinating figure.

&ldquoStanley Lane-Poole has rendered valuable service in his different works by presenting various phases of Oriental history and life in such a way as to interest even those to whom such subjects are ordinarily a sealed book&rdquo.&mdashThe American Historical Review

Stanley Edward Lane-Poole, 18 December 1854, was a British orientalist and archaeologist. Born in London, England, from 1874 to 1892 he worked in the British Museum, and after that in Egypt researching on Egyptian archaeology. From 1897 to 1904 he had a chair as Professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University. He died in 1931.


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Born in London, England, from 1874 to 1892 he worked in the British Museum, and after that in Egypt researching on Egyptian archaeology. From 1897 to 1904 he had a chair as Professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University.

He was married to Charlotte Bell Wilson from 1879 until her death in 1905. The couple had three sons and a daughter his eldest son predeceased him while of his other two sons, Richard was a Royal Navy officer and Charles was a forester who did much work in Australia. [2] [3]


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Born in London, England, from 1874 to 1892 he worked in the British Museum, and after that in Egypt researching on Egyptian archaeology. From 1897 to 1904 he had a chair as Professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University.

He was married to Charlotte Bell Wilson from 1879 until her death in 1905. The couple had three sons and a daughter his eldest son predeceased him while of his other two sons, Richard was a Royal Navy officer and Charles was a forester who did much work in Australia. [2] [3]


Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem, Stanley Lane-Poole - History

Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honor.

This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole, who was able to access the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab historians, which provide us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch.

Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jersusalem examines Saladin&rsquos youth, his military development, his conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and, crucially, his duel with Richard the Lionheart, including the struggle over Acre and, of course, the fall of Jerusalem.

&lsquoStanley Lane-Poole has rendered valuable service in his different works by presenting various phases of Oriental history and life in such a way as to interest even those to whom such subjects are ordinarily a sealed book&rsquo.
The American Historical Review

About The Author

David Nicolle is a leading expert on the history of medieval warfare, in particular the Crusades and Middle Eastern warfare, and he is a prolific writer of books on these subjects as well as articles and magazine articles.

Among his many previous works are The Hundred Years War The Mongol WarlordsSaladin and the Saracens The Crusades The Medieval Warfare Sourcebook Hattin 1187 and Fighting for the Faith.

Stanley Lane-Poole was an eminent historian who specialised in studies of the Middle East. His works included The Moors in Spain, The Art of the Saracens and Cairo.


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