Today in Middle Eastern history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)

While the First Crusade was the only one that could be called an unequivocal success for the Crusaders, the Third Crusade was nearly as impressive. It failed to achieve its ultimate objective, the recapture of Jerusalem, but not for lack of trying and certainly not for lack of military prowess. It produced one of the… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)

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(Reminder: I’m on a break this week) While the First Crusade was the only one that could be called an unequivocal success for the Crusaders, the Third Crusade was nearly as impressive. It failed to achieve its ultimate objective, the recapture of Jerusalem, but not…

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)

While the First Crusade was the only one that could be called an unequivocal success for the Crusaders, the Third Crusade was nearly as impressive. It failed to achieve its ultimate objective, the recapture of Jerusalem, but not for lack of trying and certainly not for lack of military prowess. It produced one of the… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Treaty of Jaffa ends the Third Crusade (1192)