1st Edition

Exploring Outremer Volume I Studies in Medieval History in Honour of Adrian J. Boas

    244 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection is published in the Crusades Subsidia series in honour of Professor Adrian J. Boas, an archaeologist, historian and scholar who has contributed widely and significantly to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages. Professor Boas’ research encompasses the archaeology of the Latin East, military orders with particular emphasis on the Teutonic Order, material culture, architecture and medieval art, historiography and, not least, the Crusades and the Latin East.

    Exploring Outremer Volume I is a collection of 14 original essays by the leading scholars in the field on the history and archaeology of the Latin East. It covers several aspects related to the Crusades in general, but also deals with specific important points related to cities like Jerusalem, Acre and Famagusta. In addition, it presents original discussions related to warfare and topography, using both Latin and Arabic sources.

    This book will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and Cyprus, as well as the Crusades and Crusading Orders.

    Introduction by the Editors

    Rabei G. Khamisy, Rafael Y. Lewis and Vardit Shotten-Hallel

    1. Sophia Menache
    2. Understanding the Crusades: The Contribution of Correspondence

    3. Omar Abed Rabo
    4. Islamic cultural-religious life in Jerusalem on the eve of the First Crusade

    5. Denys Pringle
    6. The confraternity and Chapel of St Edward the Confessor in Acre (1271/1272–1291)

    7. Hubert Huben
    8. How did the Teutonic Knights finance the construction of Montfort castle?

    9. Peter Edbury
    10. The nobility of Cyprus and their rural residences

    11. Tomasz Borowski
    12. Public squares in the Latin East: Designing piazzas in new and old urban centres

    13. Nicholas Coureas
    14. The churches of Genoese Famagusta in the notarial acts, inquests and other sources of the later fifteenth century (1448–1474)

    15. John France
    16. Thirty Years of War: the cities of the Lombard Plain c. 1189–c.1220

    17. Yvonne Freidman
    18. The role of captives in peacemaking

    19. Reuven Amitai
    20. Some thoughts on warriors and war in Usāma Ibn Munqidh’s Kitāb al-I`tibār

    21. Yaacov Lev
    22. Human suffering and the social implications of the wars of the Crusades

    23. Susan Edgington
    24. The attempted assassination of Lord Edward of England at Acre, 1272

    25. Michael S. Fulton
    26. Frankish intervention in Egypt during the reign of Amalric: conquest or extortion?

    27. Yehoshua Frenkel

    Topographical and archaeological data in middle Caliphate sources


      Rabei G. Khamisy is a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology in Haifa, and a member of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology. His current field work includes excavations in the Frankish sites of Montfort Castle, Castellum Regis and Khirbat al-Manhata, as well as excavations in the Templar fort at Dor.

      Rafael Y. Lewis is a senior lecturer in the Department of Land of Israel Studies at Ashkelon Academic College, a senior fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and a research associate at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology in the University of Haifa.

      Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel is an architect and archaeologist working in the Archaeological Research Department, Israel Antiquities Authority. Her research focuses on medieval architecture, particularly building materials and technologies in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. She is currently leading the research project on ‘Atlit Castle.