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Restat ex victore Orientis.

He rests from all his victories in the East

Salladin Soudan de Babilone & de Damas,[1] & Roy á[M]
d’Egipte, mourant en la CitÚ d’Ascalon (du tems de
Philippes Auguste Roy de France) ordonna que incontinent
apres son trespas, sa Chemise fust portee sus une Lance,
Ó travers ladite CitÚ d’Ascalon par son grand Escuier,
Link to an image of this pageá Link to an image of this page á[d3v p54] faisant tel cri Ó haute voix: Le roy de tout
orient est mort, et n’emporte non
plus de tous ses biens.
Avertissement Ó
tout homme, tant soit puissant & riche, qu’il lui con-
vient soy despouiller de tout, au pas de mort, & s’en al-
ler aussi n¨ hors de ce monde, que fait le plus indigent,
ou le plus povre.

[Marginalia - link to text]Paul Emil.

Notes:

1. áThis should be more properly Sultan of Baghdad (though Europeans like Paradin could have referred to the region as Babylon). Saladin (d. 1193) is how he was known in the West, in Arabic Salah al-Din, which is really just one of his titles (‘The Righteousness of the Faith’), his given name being Yusuf ibn Ayyub (from which derives the name of the Ayyubid Dynasty).



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