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I would THEORIZE that the Persians were probably not big fans of the invading Greek military under Alexander The Great, nor do I believe that the Persians thought very highly of an aspiring Emperor who destroyed their Royal Palace-(though part of Ancient Persepolis still stands). As the contributor stated, there are no surviving Persian sources which tell us ...


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Short Answer Saladin is believed to have spoken Kurdish, Turkish and Arabic. When communicating with crusaders, he needed an interpreter unless he was speaking to a crusader who knew Arabic (and there were certainly some who did - see examples below). I can find no evidence that he was conversant in any European language, though that does not mean to say ...


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