Saladin & The Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem – Stanley Lane-Poole (1926)


Saladin & The Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem – Stanley Lane-Poole (1926)


Title: Saladin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Author: Stanley Lane-Poole

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Foxing to ffep, tanning to edges. Inscribed by an Ottoman prince. Numerous plates, 4 foldout maps, 3 genealogical tables in back pocket. 416pp., app 8″ by 5″.

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The first English-language biography ever written of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, who captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187 as depicted (with many inaccuracies) in the film Kingdom of Heaven. About half this book is dedicated to his campaigns in Palestine and The Kingdom of Jerusalem, including Tyre and Jaffa.

Contents include:

Saladin’s World

The First Crusade, 1098

The Harbinger, 1127

The Fall of Edessa, 1127-1144



The Holy War

Richard and Saladin

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Stanley Edward Lane-Poole (18 December 1854 – 29 December 1931) was a British orientalist and archaeologist. Poole was from a famous orientalist family as his mother Sophia Lane Poole, brother Reginald Stuart Poole and uncle Edward William Lane were famous for their work in this field.

Born in London, England, from 1874 to 1892 he worked in the British Museum, and after that in Egypt researching on Egyptian archaeology. From 1897 to 1904 he had a chair as Professor of Arabic studies at Dublin University.