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GSAH 22112 Notes Saladin a highly important gure to the Muslim culture Saladin sought to command all of Egypt Saladin Nur al din s protegee became the ruler of Egypt AlSali Successor Nur al din s son refused to grant Saladin access to Syria AlSali called for the assassination of Saladin to stop him from seeking control of Syria AlSali s death allowed Saladin to gain control of Syria as well which led to the previous dissonance amongst Muslims to end With the Muslim s united Baldwin IV had become weak in protecting Jerusalem from Muslim control Baldwin became so ill from that he appointed his brother Guy as the leader of Jerusalem Guy assembled the entire Christian army to ght Saladin s forces The Christian s carried the holy relics with them believing that God was on their side and would protect them from harm The Christian s ran into Lake Galalee after becoming so weak from exhaustion of the march Saladin s army stood between the Christians and the Lake causing Guy to ignite a charge against the Muslims Saladin burned the dry grass in order to dry the mouths of the Christian army while playing music to confuse them Guy led one final attack against the Muslims but Saladin responded ruthlessly Saladin did however let Guy live since he refused to kill another king Saladin threw Guy in prison and defeated the remaining Christian empire The Christian s threatened to destroy a sacred Muslim temple if Saladin did not spare them Saladin made a promise that he would grant them mercy if they paid a ransom Muslims disrespected the cross by dragging the relic throughout Jerusalem spitting on it kicking it and stomping on it This called for an immediate retaliation a THIRD CRUSADE 100000 men led by Barbarosa the most powerful man in Western Europe to retake Jersualem He later drowned and many Christians lost hope and turned around Richard I became the next general of the Crusade following Barbarosa s death Richard sold everything he owned to ensure that he could pay for the greatest a1my possible to defeat the Muslims Guy gathered an army to regain Christian domination in Aker thus breaking his promise with Saladin With Richard s presence he helped Guy and his army enormously in the siege to gain Aker Richard s technology catapults etc struck fear in Saladin and his soldiers