The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Corpus: Volume 1, A-K (excluding Acre and Jerusalem)

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Cambridge University Press, 1993 - History - 356 pages
This is the first of a series of three volumes which are intended to present a complete corpus of all the church buildings in use in the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem between the capture of Jerusalem by the First Crusade in 1099 and the loss of Acre in 1291. Volume II completes the general topographical coverage begun in Volume I, while Volume III will deal specifically with Jerusalem, Acre and Tyre. When complete the Corpus will contain a topographical listing of all the 400 or more church buildings of the Kingdom and individual descriptions and discussion of them in terms of their identification, building history and architecture. A feature of the Corpus is the standardized format in which the evidence is presented; this also extends to the plans and elevations which are drawn to a uniform style and scale. The Corpus will therefore be an indispensable work of reference for all those concerned with the history and architecture of the Latin east.

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An excellent reference guide to the military orders of the crusades. It has been the basis for the new discovery of Abu Ghosh as the ancient city of Jesus's resurrection. The knights build the Church of Resurrection on the site Jesus made his appearance in the biblical references.


List of plates page xi Beaufort Castle no 41 110
Belueir no 56
Corpus Bethphage no 64
Ain alHabis near Ain Karim 24 Burj alHammar no 67
Ain alKanisa Kh no 5 27 Choziba nos 7780
Ain alMamudiya no 6 29 Dabburiya no 81
Jifna no 125 279 alKhidr no 134
Juniya no 126 283 Bibliography

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