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JOHN LORD DE JOINVILLE Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France
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Tiberiad.* He added also tbo mountain of Aamileli,t and several other places on the sea-shore, permitting them to come to Damascus to purchase arms. This alliance displeased good Mussulmen, who were indignant to see Franks purchase arms in a Mahommedan town, which these infidels might one day turn against the sellers. Salih-Imad-Eddin resolved to make war on Egypt, and, assembling his troops, joined the army of the Franks. The sultan of Egypt was informed of this movement, and sent, in consequence, a body of men as far as Acre. The two armies met ; but tbe Egyptians corrupted the Mussulman soldiers of Damascus, who, according to their secret conventions, fled on the first attack, and left the Franks singly to bear the shock.1 They, however, made but a feeble resistance; great numbers were slain, and the rest, loaded with chains, were led to Cairo. In the 640th year of the Hegira, the Franks surprised the town of Napoulousi on a Friday, the 4th day of the moon Djetnazilewel, and made slaves of the inhabitants, after they had plundered them of all they had, and committed all sorts of cruelties. The whole year of 641 (A.D. 1243) was employed in negotiations between Salih-Iniad-Eddin and Nedjra-Eddin. The latter consented to allow the former to be master of Damascus, but on condition that the town should be a fief to Egypt, and that the coin should be struck in his name. However, as they could not agree, Imad-Eddin made another treaty with the Franks, by which he gave up to them Jerusalem, the whole country of the Tiberiad, and Ascalon. § * A part of Palestine has been thus called from the town of Tiberias, built on the side of a mountain near to the lake of the same name. The lake it twelve miles long by six wide, and is surrounded by mountains. This town was famous in former times, but Saladin, on reconquering it from the Franks, had it destroyed. It owes its name to the emperor Tiberius. There were in its confines many hot springs celebrated for the cure of different disorders. It was but six miles from Tiberias to the well into which Joseph was cast by his brethren.^Abu(feda. f Asmileb, a celebrated mountain of Syria. It spreads esstwardly snd southerly from the sea-shore as far as Tvre. It had a fortress on its snmmit. % Napoulous, a town in Palestine, anciently called Samaria. Jeroboam caused a temple to be built on a mountain near the town to prevent the ten tribes from going to Jerusalem. § Ascalon, a town in Palestine, on the Mediterranean shore, six

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