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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 209

surrendered, some without resistance and the others after comparatively slight defense. Immediately after the battle of Hattin Saladin moved his army over to Tiberias, where the wife of Raymond, cut off from all hope of succor, surrendered the fortress in which she had bravely held out to the last. She and her children were allowed to depart in safety. Two days later he appeared before the important city of Acre. The people came out of the gates and asked to be allowed to surrender and withdraw with their belongings, and Saladin, following his invariable custom when capitulation was offered on such terms, consented. One day was allowed them in which to select from their possessions what they could carry away, and then the army moved in. Another glorious day for the Moslem warriors, for here was plenty of booty to satisfy the greediest of them. As the soldiers spread out through the city each planted his lance before the house of his choice and proceeded to loot this at his pleasure. All they had to do was to grab what lay before them, for many a rich Frank had to go away impoverished over night. In the magazines and public places, where the plunderers searched as carefully as eagerly, large treasure was unearthed. In the meantime, the Sultan, sitting apart, reserved a portion of the booty, especially that which had belonged to the Templars, for some of his favorites among the poets and scholars. As for himself, his treasurer had plenty to do to find the sums bestowed

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