Ayyubid Jerusalem: The Holy City in Context 1187-1250
By Robert Hillenbrand and R. Auld
Ayyubid rule marks a new beginning for Islamic Jerusalem, after almost a century of Crusader domination, and it served as a curtain-raiser for the thorough transformation which the city experienced under the Mamluks. This renewed interest in Jerusalem was triggered by the Crusader presence and by the supreme effort that it took to dislodge them from the city. Nevertheless, it proved problematic to sustain the momentum generated by Saladin’s victory at Hattin in July 1187 and his capture of Jerusalem a few months later. This was a time of transition, when—after the shock administered by the Crusaders—Jerusalem reclaimed its Islamic identity once more.
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