Treaty of Ramla

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The Treaty of Ramla was signed by Saladin and Richard the Lionheart in June 1192 after the Battle of Arsuf. Under the terms of the agreement, Jerusalem would remain under Muslim control. However, the city would be open to Christian pilgrimages. Also, the treaty reduced the Latin Kingdom to a geopolitical coastal strip that extended from Tyre to Jaffa. Neither Saladin nor King Richard were fond of the overall accord but had little other choice. The Muslim ruler had been weakened by the trials and expense of war and King Richard had to deal with threats to his kingdom at home.

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  • Axelrod, Alan and Charles L. Phillips, editors. "Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances, Vol. 1". Zenda Inc., New York, 2001. ISBN 0-8160-3090-1.