Great Battles in History

Hattin, Part 5-The War for the Middle East

March 05, 2021 Darryl Dee Season 1 Episode 3
Great Battles in History
Hattin, Part 5-The War for the Middle East
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Great Battles in History
Hattin, Part 5-The War for the Middle East
Mar 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 3
Darryl Dee

 From the earliest days, the Crusader States fought to break out of the narrow confines of the Mediterranean coast and conquer the Muslim hinterlands of the Middle East. At first, they could exploit Muslim disunity. Beginning in the middle of the twelfth century, however, the powerful warlord Imad al-Din Zengi unified Syria under his rule. Zengi’s son, Nur al-Din, then became the champion of a holy war—a jihad—against the infidels.

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 From the earliest days, the Crusader States fought to break out of the narrow confines of the Mediterranean coast and conquer the Muslim hinterlands of the Middle East. At first, they could exploit Muslim disunity. Beginning in the middle of the twelfth century, however, the powerful warlord Imad al-Din Zengi unified Syria under his rule. Zengi’s son, Nur al-Din, then became the champion of a holy war—a jihad—against the infidels.