Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Montgisard (1177)

Although he's well-regarded as a military leader for having retaken Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, Saladin's military career was  not without its setbacks. Richard the Lionheart handed him a couple of defeats during the Third Crusade, for example, though ultimately that crusade failed to achieve its goal. There's also the 1177 Battle of Montgisard, … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Montgisard (1177)