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Unformatted text preview: 1055: A Seljuk sultan controlled Baghdad, but he left the Abbasid caliph as a figurehead 1095: Reports of Seljuk interference with Christian pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem led Pope Urban II to call for the first crusade 1099: Christian crusaders captured Jerusalem 1187: The Muslim general Salah al-Din, or Saladin, ousted Christians from Jerusalem 1244: Saladin dies 1216: Genghiz Khan led the Mongols out of Central Asia across Persia and Mesopotamia 1258: Hulagu, grandson of Genghiz, burned and looted Baghdad, killing the last Abbassid caliph 1300s: Another Mongol Leader, Timur the Lame, or Tamerlane led his armies into the Middle East 1942: Christian forces seize the last Muslim stronghold...
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- Spring '09