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Crusader castles, Hugh Kennedy

This is a general account of the history and architecture of Crusader castles in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, County of Tripoli and Principality of Antioch between 1099 and 1291, the years during which the Crusaders had a permanent presence on the Levantine coast. Extensive use is made of contemporary chronicles to show the reasons why castles were built and how they were used in peace and war. The book is fully illustrated by photographs, drawings and plans, and contains a comprehensive bibliography.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Prologue to the study of Crusader castles -- Fortification in the west and east before the First Crusade -- Castles of the Twelfth- century Kingdom of Jerusalem -- Twelfth-century castles in the northern states -- Siege warfare in the Crusader Lands -- Nobles, Templars and Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century -- The Hospitallers in Tripoli and Antioch -- Muslim castles of the twelfth and thirtennth centuries -- Postscript: Crusader Castles and the west
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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