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Image from page 154 of "Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus:" (1912)

Identifier: cairojerusalemda01marg

Title: Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus:

Year: 1912 (1910s)

Authors: Margoliouth, David Samuel, 1858-1940. [from old catalog] Tyrwhitt, Walter Spencer-Stanhope, 1859-1932, [from old catalog] illus


Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and company

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

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fathers policy of driving the Franks out ofPalestine and Syria, and proceeded with the siège ofAcre, which he took (May i8, 1291) after a siègeof forty-three days. The capture and destruction ofthis important place was followed by the capture ofTyre, Sidon, Haifa, Athlith and Beyrut; and thusthe nearer East was cleared of the Crusaders. Acre was utterly destroyed by Khalil, and its finebuildings came to be a quarry for building materials.Khalils brother Nasir, who reigned after him, gotthence the marble doorway of his school; it hadoriginally adorned a church in Acre. Others wereused by Khalil himself for édifices which he causedto be constructed in Damascus and elsewhere. Hisown tomb, to which a school was once attached, inthe Sayyidah Nefisah région, was built before thisevent, and while he was associated with his father,who is named in the epitaph with such titles as areassigned only to living sovereigns. Close by is thetomb of his stepmother, the mother of his brother [132] W^


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MOSQUES IN THE SHARIA BAB-EL-WAZIR. CAIRO. THE FIRST MAMELUKE SOVEREIGNS Salih, who had originally been appoînted to succeed.The triumphal entry of Khalil into Cairo after hîsreturn from the holy war must hâve been one of themost glorious processions in which Moslem Sultanever figured. He entered at the Nasr Gâte, andwent across the city, the Emirs walking before him,while the Viceroy carried the parasol with the birdover his head, and the caparisons were shaken beforehim; and when he arrived at the hospital, he turnedhis horse, and went to visit his fathers grave; afterwhich he rode up to the Citadel, and distributeddécorations. The name Saladin which was one ofhis titles of honour, while he reigned under thename of al-Ashraf, had not been given him in vain.Yet it does not appear that he shared with his illus-trions namesake the qualities which hâve renderedthe later a type of chivalry. And the glory of hav-ing achieved what his prcdecessors for two hundredyears had vainly stri



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