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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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The Shrine in Ascalon under the Ayyubids and Mamluks

The Shrine in Ascalon under the Ayyubids and Mamluks

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(p.101) 12 The Shrine in Ascalon under the Ayyubids and Mamluks
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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0013

Ascalon was regained by the Muslim in 1187, and abandoned again in 1192, when Saladin's men razed its walls in accordance with his agreement with Richard Lionheart. Badr al-Din's minbar was sent to Hebron. The empty shrine of al-Husayn remained standing, and the site was visited by Muslim travellers throughout the Mamluk period. Ascalon was not rebuilt, yet retained its religious prestige.

Keywords:   Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, Baybars, Mamluk period, Hebron, Badr al-Din's minbar, Muslim travellers

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