This blog is devoted to the military history of the Byzantine Era, to 1453.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Battle of Arsuf, Sept. 1191
The Battle of Arsuf was fought along the coastline of the eastern Mediteranean in the land territory of Syria. Richard-The Lion Heart commanded the crusader army that was moving down the coast after their capture of Acre. Saladin commanded the Muslim army which attempted to stop them. The Muslim mounted archers harrased the army in the days march (six miles) from the morning camp to the outskirts of the ruined city of Arsuf. It was there that the Muslim Forces attacked the crusaders in strength and Richard sent three cavalry assaults (he commanding one of them), aganst the Muslims which scattered the Muslim army and gave him a victory.
DeVeries, Kelley, "Battles of the Medieval World," Barnes and Noble, 2006