Crusader Castles in the Holy Land

Crusader Castles in the Holy Land

An Illustrated History of the Crusader Fortifications of the Middle East and Mediterranean

General Military
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033490
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 240
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About this Product

The bloody crusades that swept across the Middle East in medieval times left their mark on the landscape, where fortifications that once acted as bastions of power for the beleaguered Crusader States now cast their ruined shadows over the earth. Crusader Castles in the Holy Land is a beautifully illustrated guide to the development, construction, purpose and history of these castles. Examining the castles built in the Holy Land between 1097 and 1302 as well as the castles built in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean between 1191 and 1571, this book provides a rare overview of the history and notably the evolution of fortresses and defences during the Crusades.

Biographical Note

Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Part One - Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1097-1302 Part Two - Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean Visiting the Fortifications Today Glossary Further Reading Index

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