Founded by Kurdish-born Salah ed Din (Saladdin). After removing the Fatimid Caliphate from Egypt, he went on to defeat the Crusader States at the Battle of Hattin. Their rule covered Egypt, Syria and Yemen; the Egyptian Ayyubids were replaced by the Mamluks, while in Syria they fell to the Mongols.
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The Art of the Ayyubid Period
An online exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; includes a profile of the dynasty.
An online book by Terry Allen presents and discusses architecture of the Ayyubid period mainly in Syria.
An article on Wikipedia summarises the dynasty and its achievements; includes a list of rulers in Egypt, Damascus, Aleppo, Hamah, Homs, and Yemen.
An account of the Ayyubid period in Egypt, from Saladin through to Shajarat al-Durr and their replacement by the Mamluks.
Part of a substantial presentation on the history of Islam, dealing with the Ayyubid period in Egypt and Syria.
The Crusades in Egypt
Recounts the impact of the Crusades on Egypt, and the role of Salah ed Din.
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