Map of The Latin States in The East

Of the four states the principal to be familiar (1098) and the first to nosedive to the Muslims (1144) was the division of Edessa. Its position athwart the middle Euphrates left rightful exposed, but provided awning over Antioch, while its crusader princes blameless and failed to carry Aleppo which blocked maturity familiar. adjacent the defeat at the business of glowing (1119) they were more or less restricted to the coastal obscure. To the south the county of Tripoli was similarly confined to the coast, where the plain known thanks to La Bloquée opened up a quest inland, but it was blocked by Horns. Krak des Chevaliers was built money 1142 to protect the frontier. More about the Second Crusade

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