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Almost a decade would pass before Saladin could win a victory great enough to erase the ignominy of Montgisard.

Almost a decade would pass before Saladin could win a victory great enough to erase the ignominy of Montgisard.

Saladin himself, having only just escaped the battlefield unscathed, barely evaded the Bedouin's clutches. He made it back to Egypt on a camel, with just a small group of retainers.

Saladin himself, having only just escaped the battlefield unscathed, barely evaded the Bedouin's clutches. He made it back to Egypt on a camel, with just a small group of retainers.

“A sedici anni ottenni una grande vittoria, in quel momento sentii che avrei vissuto cento anni, ora so che non vedrò i trenta.” (Baldovino IV di Gerusalemme)

“A sedici anni ottenni una grande vittoria, in quel momento sentii che avrei vissuto cento anni, ora so che non vedrò i trenta.” (Baldovino IV di Gerusalemme)

Junto com milhares de prisioneiros, o espólio de cavalos, tendas, armas e armaduras era assombroso. Os francos capturaram o acampamento de Saladino e todo o seu tesouro abandonado no campo de batalha.

Junto com milhares de prisioneiros, o espólio de cavalos, tendas, armas e armaduras era assombroso. Os francos capturaram o acampamento de Saladino e todo o seu tesouro abandonado no campo de batalha.

Ao término da Batalha de Montgisard, os Francos perseguiram os muçulmanos pela planície, matando sem misericórdia.

Ao término da Batalha de Montgisard, os Francos perseguiram os muçulmanos pela planície, matando sem misericórdia.

Montgisard foi uma grande vitória, mas mesmo em seu triunfo, os cristãos liderados pelo rei Balduíno IV poderiam ter pressentido sinais fatídicos.

Montgisard foi uma grande vitória, mas mesmo em seu triunfo, os cristãos liderados pelo rei Balduíno IV poderiam ter pressentido sinais fatídicos.

Jerusalém era o prêmio cobiçado por Saladino, na Batalha de Montgisard.

Jerusalém era o prêmio cobiçado por Saladino, na Batalha de Montgisard.

Along with thousands of captives, the booty of horses, tents, weapons and armor was staggering. The Franks captured Saladin’s camp and all his treasure on the field.

Along with thousands of captives, the booty of horses, tents, weapons and armor was staggering. The Franks captured Saladin’s camp and all his treasure on the field.

Montgisard was a great victory, but even in their triumph, the Franks led by King Baldwin IV may have seen fateful signs.

Montgisard was a great victory, but even in their triumph, the Franks led by King Baldwin IV may have seen fateful signs.

[The "Cambrai map" of crusader Jerusalem - 13th century]. Over the years, Saladin rose to become Sultan of Egypt and Syria. The real prize, however, was Jerusalem. In 1177, with an army of 26,000 men, he planned to attack the Christians and go on to take the Holy City.

[The "Cambrai map" of crusader Jerusalem - 13th century]. Over the years, Saladin rose to become Sultan of Egypt and Syria. The real prize, however, was Jerusalem. In 1177, with an army of 26,000 men, he planned to attack the Christians and go on to take the Holy City.