Great Battles in History

Hattin, Part 3-The Muslim Warlords and their Armies

February 26, 2021 Darryl Dee Season 1 Episode 3
Great Battles in History
Hattin, Part 3-The Muslim Warlords and their Armies
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Great Battles in History
Hattin, Part 3-The Muslim Warlords and their Armies
Feb 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 3
Darryl Dee

A crucial reason for the success of the First Crusade was Muslim disunity. In the 1090s, the Seljuk Empire that ruled the heart of the Islamic world fell into crisis and civil war. The Middle East fragmented into innumerable mini-states ruled by warlords. The power of these warlords was based on their command of armies of some of the finest fighting men of the premodern age: Turkic nomad horse archers.      

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A crucial reason for the success of the First Crusade was Muslim disunity. In the 1090s, the Seljuk Empire that ruled the heart of the Islamic world fell into crisis and civil war. The Middle East fragmented into innumerable mini-states ruled by warlords. The power of these warlords was based on their command of armies of some of the finest fighting men of the premodern age: Turkic nomad horse archers.