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By Richard Hansen, Gladys Hansen

ISBN-10: 0738596582

ISBN-13: 9780738596587

The nice Earthquake and fireplace of 1906 is an exceptional catastrophe within the heritage of San Francisco. greater than 4.5 sq. miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled right into a windswept desolate tract of desolation. we'll see this scene from at the back of the digital camera, masking ahead of the earthquake during the hearth and into the rebuilding of town. The waterfront within the east to Golden Gate Park within the west and the quay within the north to project District within the south might be considered. urban corridor and alongside marketplace highway in the course of the heart of town may be lined. tales from survivors and new details, like doctored photos, should be integrated. Thirty years of analysis can be merged to provide you a correct account.

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Hitti, An Arab-Syrian gentleman and warrior in the period of the Crusades, New York 1929; repro as Memoirs of an Arab-Syrian gentleman, Beirut 1964, 161. 37 CHAPTER FIVE Zangf and Nuy al- Dtn 1128-1154 During most of the sixth! twelfth century the history of Syria is dominated by a succession of three names: those of the Atabeg Zangi, ruler of Mosul and Aleppo, of his son N iir ai-Din and of the latter's vassal and successor, ~ala1} al-Din b. Ayyub - the Saladin of European writers. There has been a tendency to see these men as primarily champions of Islam, leaders in the jihad against the infidel intruders into Syria-Palestine, men whose aim was above all the eviction ofthe Franks, and whose task was largely achieved, if not finally completed, by the victories of Saladin.

On the accession of Urban II to the papacy in 1088 better relations were established, and already before the council of Clermont Byzantine ambassadors had asked the pope for help against the infidel. Alexius was hoping for a force of mercenaries such as the Byzantines had often recruited from Englishmen, Armenians, Normans and Turks. What he got was the First Crusade. Urban II apparently envisaged the Crusaders as forming a single army under the command of men nominated by himsel£ He had already been in touch with a powerful noble, Raymond of St Gilles, count of Toulouse, who four days after the end of the council announced his readiness to take part in the Crusade.

From this base they raided into enemy territory as far as the Seljukid capital, Iznik. The Turkish response was not long delayed, and in October 1096 they were annihilated. The People's Crusade was at an end. Meanwhile an expedition more in accordance with the pope's ideas was getting under way. It differed, however, in one important respect from what the pope had planned. Instead of being a single army under the command of Raymond of St Gilles, it consisted of contingents under several leaders who were unwilling to defer to one another.

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