Frankish Rural Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Frankish Rural Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

by Ronnie Ellenblum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521874

ISBN-13: 9780521521871

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a study of the spatial distribution of Frankish settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, and is based on an unprecedented field study of more than two hundred Frankish rural sites and on a close re-examination of the historical sources. The author re-examines some of the basic assumptions of standard recent scholarship,…  See more details below

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This book is a study of the spatial distribution of Frankish settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, and is based on an unprecedented field study of more than two hundred Frankish rural sites and on a close re-examination of the historical sources. The author re-examines some of the basic assumptions of standard recent scholarship, and advocates a new model of the nature of Frankish settlement, as a society of migrants who settled in the Levant, had close relations with eastern Christians, and were almost completely shut off from the Muslim society which lived elsewhere in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521871
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge OCR Advanced Sciences Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Map 1: Frankish rural sites in Palestine
Pt. IPresentation of the Problem
1A segregated society or an integrated society?3
2Criticism of the existing model12
Pt. IIThe "Castrum," The Burgus, and the Village
3Castellum Regis41
4Evidence about the existence of Frankish settlements54
5The rights and duties of the Frankish settlers in Casale Imbert and Nova Villa64
6The settlers: places of origin and occupations73
7The geographic layout of a Frankish village: the example of Parva Mahomeria86
8The neighbourhood of a Frankish castrum: the fields and the role played by the castellan95
9A church as the nucleus of a settlement103
10Mixed Frankish and local Christian settlements119
11Frankish settlements and the collection of tithes145
Pt. IIIThe Isolated Dwellings
12The list of Jean of Ibelin159
13Frankish settlement in the fief of the Camerarius Regis175
14Farm houses and manor houses179
15Administration of rural estates194
16Settlement activities of the military orders: the castle and flour mills in Da'uq (Casale Doc) and Recordana205
Pt. IVThe Spatial Distribution of Frankish Settlement
17The boundaries of Frankish settlement in Western Galilee and Samaria213
18The spatial distribution of Frankish settlement north of Jerusalem222
19Spatial distribution of Christian and Muslim settlements in Samaria234
20Differential geographical changes and the cultural borders of Samaria and the Galilee253
21Summary and conclusions277
Bibliography288
Primary sources288
Secondary references296
Index310

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