Synopses & Reviews
This book tells the story of the Architecture and the Figural Art produced for the Crusaders after the battle of Hattin and the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, during the one hundred years that Acre was the capital of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1191-1291. It is an art sponsored by kings and queens, patriarchs and bishops, clergy, monks, friars, knights and soldiers, aristocrats and merchants, all men and women of means, who came as pilgrims, Crusaders, settlers, and men of commerce to the Holy Land. The artists are Franks and Italians born and/or resident in the Holy Land, Westerners who traveled to the Latin East, Eastern Christians, and even Muslims, who worked for Crusader patrons.
Presents the story of Crusader art during the thirteenth century. This art was commissioned by Crusaders, pilgrims, merchants, and resident Franks in the Crusader Territories, between 1187-1291. The art was made by Crusader artists, from coins and seals, to fortification and church architecture, to illustrated manuscripts, and icon painting.
This book presents the story of Crusader art in historical context during the thirteenth century. This art was commissioned by Crusaders, pilgrims, merchants, and resident Franks in the Crusader Territories of Syria-Palestine, between 1187-1291. The art was made primarily by Crusader artists and ranges from coins and seals, to fortification and church architecture, to illustrated manuscripts for religious and secular use, and icon painting for liturgical services, pilgrims' gifts, and private devotions. This book is important because the author attempts to synthesize what is known about this art.
Examines Crusader Art of the thirteenth century in its historical, social, and religious context.