Unknown Crusader Castles

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 421 pages
The capture of Jerusalem by the First Crusade in 1099 signalled the beginning of an armed struggle in Palestine and throughout the Eastern Mediterranean which lasted until the fifteenth century. It was a war dominated by the building, securing and besieging of castles rather than by pitched battles. Kristian Molin covers the military history of the crusades on a wider geographical scale than previous historians, taking in Armenia, Cyprus and Greece as well as the Holy Land. He also shows the role of castles as administrative, judicial and social centres in times of peace as well as in war. Unknown Crusader Castles provides a fresh perspective on the history of the crusades.
 

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Contents

THE KINGDOM OF CYPRUS 11911374
87
CILICIAN ARMENIA 11871375
135
PRANKISH GREECE 12041380
189
THE NONMILITARY FUNCTIONS OF FORTIFICATIONS
269
Abbreviations
308
Notes
309
Bibliography
389
Index
405
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Kristian Molin is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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