Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1192-1302

Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1192-1302

by David Nicolle, Adam Hook
     
 

The debacle of the Second Crusade in 1148 caused the Crusader States to realise the necessity of developing a more cautious strategy. The original expansionist spirit largely disappeared, and the Crusader States made priorities of strengthening their existing fortifications and towns and building new castles. These structures encompassed core aspects of Western

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Overview

The debacle of the Second Crusade in 1148 caused the Crusader States to realise the necessity of developing a more cautious strategy. The original expansionist spirit largely disappeared, and the Crusader States made priorities of strengthening their existing fortifications and towns and building new castles. These structures encompassed core aspects of Western European military architecture with the integration of rapidly developing Arab and Islamic traditions. Following Fortress 21: 'Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1097–1192', this book examines the design, development and defensive principles of some of the best-known Crusader fortifications and castles, including Crac des Chevaliers, Castel Blanc, Arsuf, Margat, Atlit, Montfort and Acre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768274
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Series:
Fortress Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,160,076
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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