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On 13 shawwal/3 November, the arrival was announced of the Prince of Sidon as
ambassador from the Marquis of Tyre. Conversations had already been held
between us on several occasions, the essence of which was that the Marquis and
married the Marquis' wife on the same night,1 maintaining that he had first right to
the dead man's wife. She was pregnant, but this -did not prevent his uniting
himself with her, something even more disgusting than the coupling of the flesh.
(iBN AL-ATHIR, XII, 5l) In this year, on 13 rabi' II, the Frankish Marquis, the ruler of
Tyre — God damn him ! — was killed. He was the greatest devil of all the Franks.
The cause of his death was Saladin's negotiation with Sinan,1 leader of the ...
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A selection of the Arab point of view, and these are hard to find for the ordinary reader. I think the 4 sections cover the whole existence of the kingdom of Outremere, and only wish for more. Leggi recensione completa
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Very interesting as giving the "other side of the story" --though personally I do not find it more sympathetic than the Christian side Leggi recensione completa
The Franks take Maarrat anNuman
Bohemond is liberated and Baldwin defeated at Ramla
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