The Battle of the Horns of Hattin (3-4 July 1187) Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour
Figure 1: Map of Routes (Ancient and Walking), Camps, and Stands (Numbers)
The Battle of the Horns of Hattin
(3-4 July 1187)
Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour
byBrian L. Steed
The main and principal point in war is to secure plenty of provisions and to destroy the enemy byfamine.
—Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus or Vegetius, military theoretician (circa 450 AD)
The Horn of Hattin was believed to be the very Mount of Beatitudes where the Saviour taught thepeople the blessedness of peace. The Mount now bore witness to “not peace, but a sword.”
—Stanley Lane-Poole, historian (1898)
Victory in the East
Saladin: The All-Powerful Sultan and the Uniter of Islam
, 216; this is an unabridged reprint of theedition first published in Great Britain in 1898.