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Crusader Archaeology

Author : Adrian Boas
ISBN : 9781317479659
Genre : Social Science
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This new edition of Crusader Archaeology updates, with recent excavation results and research, the only detailed study of the material culture of the Crusades in Israel, Cyprus, Syria and Jordan. It examines what life was like for the Crusaders in their territory and how they were influenced by their new-found neighbours. Chapters discuss: urban and rural settlements, surveying agriculture, industry, the military, the church, public and private architecture, arts and crafts, leisure pursuits, death and burial and building techniques. This well-illustrated volume is a crucial survey for all those interested in the Middle Ages, and in particular the Crusades.
Category: Social Science

Crusader Landscapes In The Medieval Levant

Author : Dr. Micaela Sinibaldi
ISBN : 9781783169269
Genre : History
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Written to celebrate the prestigious career of Professor Denys Pringle, this collection of articles produced by many of the leading archaeologists and historians in the field of crusades studies offers a compilation of pioneering scholarship on recent studies on the Latin East. The geographical breadth of topics discussed in each chapter reflects both Pringle’s international collaborations and research interests, and the wide development of scholarly interest in the subject. With a concentration on the areas corresponding to the crusader states during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the articles also offer research into the neighbouring areas of Cyprus, Anatolia, Greece and the West, and the legacy of the crusader period there, with results from recent archaeological fieldwork in the Middle East.
Category: History

Archaeology And The Crusades

Author : Peter W. Edbury
ISBN : UCSC:32106017031268
Genre : History
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This book is made up of seven papers that were delivered at a Round Table in Nicosia in February 2005. All the papers describe recent archaeological work relating to the crusades in the eastern Mediterranean during the 12th-15th centuries and discuss the contribution that archaeology can make to the study of the crusades. The symposium and lecture coincided with the exhibition Crusades: Myth and Realities which was then on display at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre. Both the Round Table and the exhibition were organised within the framework of the programme Crossings: Movements of People and Movement of Cultures - Changes in the Mediterranean from Ancient to Modern Times, a project that had been initiated by the Pierides Foundation and supported by the European Union's Culture 2000 programme.
Category: History

A Crusader Ottoman And Early Modern Aegean Archaeology

Author : Athanasios K. Vionis
ISBN : 9087281773
Genre : Social Science
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This remarkable volume examines the built environment and aspects of domestic material culture of the Late Byzantine/Frankish, Ottoman and Early Modern Cyclades in the Aegean (13th-20th centuries). On the basis of primary archaeological data gathered by the Cyclades Research Project, the author reconstructs everyday domestic life in towns and villages. He also identifies socio-cultural identities that shaped or were reflected in the pre-Modern material remains and analyzes the history of island landscapes through the study of certain aspects of material culture, including settlement layout (fortified settlements and undefended nucleated villages), domestic buildings (housing of urban character, peasant housing and farmsteads), ceramics (locally produced and imported glazed tableware), internal fittings (built structures and mobile fittings) as well as clothing (male and female dress codes).
Category: Social Science

Crusader Castles And Modern Histories

Author : Ronnie Ellenblum
ISBN : 9781139462556
Genre : History
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For the last 150 years the historiography of the Crusades has been dominated by nationalist and colonialist discourses in Europe and the Levant. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim. In this revisionist study, Ronnie Ellenblum presents an interpretation of Crusader historiography that instead defines military and architectural relations between the Franks, local Christians, Muslims and Turks in terms of continuous dialogue and mutual influence. Through close analysis of siege tactics, defensive strategies and the structure and distribution of Crusader castles, Ellenblum relates patterns of crusader settlement to their environment and demonstrates the influence of opposing cultures on tactics and fortifications. He argues that fortifications were often built according to economic and geographic considerations rather than for strategic reasons or to protect illusory 'frontiers', and that Crusader castles are the most evident expression of a cultural dialogue between east and west.
Category: History

The Crusader World

Author : Adrian Boas
ISBN : 9781317408314
Genre : Social Science
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The Crusader World is a multidisciplinary survey of the current state of research in the field of crusader studies, an area of study which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this volume Adrian Boas draws together an impressive range of academics, including work from renowned scholars as well as a number of though-provoking pieces from emerging researchers, in order to provide broad coverage of the major aspects of the period. This authoritative work will play an important role in the future direction of crusading studies. This volume enriches present knowledge of the crusades, addressing such wide-ranging subjects as: intelligence and espionage, gender issues, religious celebrations in crusader Jerusalem, political struggles in crusader Antioch, the archaeological study of battle sites and fortifications, diseases suffered by the crusaders, crusading in northern Europe and Spain and the impact of Crusader art. The relationship between Crusaders and Muslims, two distinct and in many way opposing cultures, is also examined in depth, including a discussion of how the Franks perceived their enemies. Arranged into eight thematic sections, The Crusader World considers many central issues as well as a large number of less familiar topics of the crusades, crusader society, history and culture. With over 100 photographs, line drawings and maps, this impressive collection of essays is a key resource for students and scholars alike.
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The Complete Archaeology Of Greece

Author : John Bintliff
ISBN : 9781405154192
Genre : History
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The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization. *Extensive notes on the text are freely available online at Wiley Online Library, and include additional details and references for both the serious researcher and amateur A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Category: History

Archaeology Of The Military Orders

Author : Adrian Boas
ISBN : 9781134422845
Genre : History
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Studies In The Archaeology Of The Medieval Mediterranean

Author : James Schryver
ISBN : 9789004181755
Genre : History
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This volume draws examples of work from around the Mediterranean basin to demonstrate the variety of archaeological studies being carried out, and the benefits each of these studies has enjoyed through the use of an interdisciplinary approach.
Category: History