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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 63

that success would only mean their subjection to the French and German kings. Nor were the personal rivalries of the leaders neglected. Add to this the fact that the army was suffering from lack of food as well as leadership. Soon there was talk of abandonment of the siege and Conrad went off in disgust and sailed for home. Louis followed him a year later. In Europe the failure aroused revilings and consternation. The good Abbé of Clairvaux was no longer spoken of as a saint, but taunted with the failure of his prophecies. In Asia Nur ed-din resumed his triumphant progress. And between the Christians of Europe and their brethren in the Holy Land had been sown mutual seeds of mistrust. All these conditions helped pave the way for Saladin.

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