What was the Siege of Ma’arra (1098)?

Introduction The Siege of Maarat, or Ma’arra, occurred in late 1098 in the city of Ma’arrat al-Numan, in what is modern-day Syria, during the First Crusade. It is infamous for the claims of widespread cannibalism displayed by the Crusaders. Background After the Crusaders, led by Raymond de Saint Gilles and Bohemond of Taranto, successfully besieged… Read More

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