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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


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 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 48

places and buildings already described from Moslem sources, for all these were at one time or another under Christian control and devoted to Christian uses. With the exception of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which was definitely founded by Constantine, and rebuilt after repeated destructions by another Greek emperor, few of the so-called Christian churches and holy places had always been that. The Dome of the Rock, the Dome of the Chain and el Aksa all had different origins in the Christian records from those attributed to them by the Moslems, and the same might be said of many others. In one thing only did they agree. Jerusalem stirred the blood and elevated the soul. Well did it repay the struggles and the privations which most pilgrims had to endure to come within its magic influence. A fascinating as well as a beautiful city for all.

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