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Fortress #21: Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1097-1192

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The Crusaders that landed in the Middle East in the late-11th century brought with them their own traditions of military architecture, but it was not long before their defensive construction began to reflect a broad array of local influences. Most early Crusader structures were relatively small, and tended to increase the existing natural and defensive features of a site. The basic forms comprised freestanding towers, castra, and hilltop and spur-castles, but urban centres, religious sites and rural dwellings were also fortified. From the 1160s, bigger, stronger and more expensive castles began to appear, in response to developments in Islamic siege weaponry. This title examines the early fortifications erected by the Crusaders in modern-day Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and south-eastern Turkey.

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Crusader castles represent almost every aspect of Western European military architecture during the golden age of castle building. The first of a three-volume set, this book focuses on 12th century crusader fortifications in the regions now known as Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and south-eastern Turkey.

About the Author

David Nicolle was born in 1944. He worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting service, before returning to university in Edinburgh, Scotland, and obtaining his PhD. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan. David now devotes himself to writing, and is a specialist in medieval arms and armour. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous journals and international conferences.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841767154
Author:
Hook, Adam
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Hook, Adam
Author:
Hook, Adam
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
crusades;osprey
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.78x7.22x.22 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Crusader castles represent almost every aspect of Western European military architecture during the golden age of castle building. The first of a three-volume set, this book focuses on 12th century crusader fortifications in the regions now known as Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and south-eastern Turkey.
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