The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem Bernard Hamilton

ISBN: 9780521017473

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The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem  by  Bernard Hamilton

The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem by Bernard Hamilton
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The reign of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1174-85) has traditionally been seen as a period of decline when, because of the kings illness, power came to be held by those who made the wrong policy decisions. Notably, they ignored the advice ofMoreThe reign of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1174-85) has traditionally been seen as a period of decline when, because of the kings illness, power came to be held by those who made the wrong policy decisions. Notably, they ignored the advice of Raymond of Tripoli and attacked Saladin. This book challenges that view, arguing that peace with Saladin was not a viable option- and that the young king, despite suffering from lepromatous leprosy, presided over a society that was (contrary to what is often said) vigorous and self-confident.



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