The city of Acre, powerfully fortified and richly provisioned, was the last crusader stronghold. The dramatic siege in 1291 brought to a climax two hundred years of conflict between the Franks and the Saracens, as each side called the other.
Roger Crowley‘s fast-paced and gripping account draws on little known first hand sources, both Christian and Muslim, to bring into sharp focus the impressive forces marshalled to oust the crusaders drawn from across the Middle East and the attack on the city itself, which saw the heaviest bombardment before the age of gunpowder in the west.
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