The Byzantines and Saladin, 1185-1192: Opponents of the Third Crusade

  title={The Byzantines and Saladin, 1185-1192: Opponents of the Third Crusade},
  author={Charles M. Brand},
  pages={167 - 181}
  • C. Brand
  • Published 1 April 1962
  • History
  • Speculum
ON the eve of the Third Crusade the chief Christian state in the East joined with Saladin, sultan of Egypt and Syria, to further their common interests, which involved opposition to the Latins in the Holy Land. To the West this conjunction appeared to be a violation of the tie of religion and a break with tradition, because from the moment of the irruption of Mohammed's followers from the Arabian peninsula warfare between Byzantines and Muslims had been almost continuous. In the eleventh… 
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Isacco II
    dates it summer 1191, on the basis of context. From 1185 to 1192 the alliance with Saladin was the cornerstone of Byzantine foreign policy
      On Isaac's letter, which is not mentioned by Dolger, and the date of which can only be conjectured, see the report of Imad ed-Din
      • This embassy
      Isaac retails the story of Grasso's attack in three different places: the letters of complaint to Genoa and Pisa (Sanguineti and Bertolotto
        Luigi Tommaso Belgrano, Annali genovesi di Caffaro e de' suoi continuatori dal MXCIX al MCCXCII, i [Fonti per la storia d'Italia, pubblicate dall
        • loc. cit
        On Frederick's advance and death, see Ansbert, Hidt
          On Manuel I's attack on Iconium, see Ferdinand Chalandon, Jean II Comnene (1118-1143) et Manuel I Comne