A History of the Crusades, Volume III: The Fourteenth and by Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

By Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

The six volumes of A heritage of the Crusades will stand because the definitive heritage of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the background, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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See, for instance , text above, II, 1906. 22 The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad secretary and a number of his relatives and pages were captured. At this, the chieftains of the Kurds and others, one after the other, asked for guarantees of safe-conduct. This took place at the end of al-Muharram, 282 (March 31, 895). In Rabi` I, 282 (April 30-May 29, 895), Buktamir b. Tashtamir121 was seized, put in fetters, and incarcerated . His property, estates, and residences were also seized. On Rabi` 11 4, 282 (June 2, 895), the daughter of Khumarawayh b.

109 A convert to Islam , $a(id b . Makhlad was appointed secretary in 265 ( 879) (see text above, 111, 1930). ). His property was confiscated in 272 ( 885), and he died in 276 ( 889-90) (Ibn al-jawzi, Muntazam , V, 101). His residence was used as a guest house after his death. 110 Or "fireworks" (7). 111 R adds wa -ikhraj al-samdhat (read samajat). For samajah , see text above, III, 1318. For further references, see also the editor's footnote in Shabushti, Diyarat, 26. Given their popularity, the New Year' s customs mentioned could not be eliminated and continued to be observed on the Mu(tadidi New Year .

Al-Mu`tadid told him, "Woe unto you! ," and he did. Al-Mu`tadid now seated himself in the gate and ordered people to go in and bring out all the property and furniture that was in the fortress. He then ordered the fortress destroyed, and this was done. Following this, he sought Hamdan b. Hamdun, and the most strenuous search was undertaken. Property that was on deposit with him was seized, and all of it was brought to al-Mu`tadid. 99 A man called ShaddadlOO was there with a substantial army, reportedly ten / / thousand men.

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