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Saladin and the Defeat of the Crusaders

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Saladin and the Defeat of the Crusaders

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Here, encounter one of history’s most unusual political leaders: a brilliant military commander who worked for peace, and also demonstrated a deep interest in learning and faith. Track his ingenious strategy against the Crusaders at the battle of Hattin, and follow the aftermath of the conflict, events that reveal Saladin’s visionary acts of humanity and broadmindedness.


November 2, 2016