Exploring Outremer Volume I
Studies in Medieval History in Honour of Adrian J. Boas
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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.
Table of Contents
Understanding the Crusades: The Contribution of Correspondence / Cultural and religious life in Jerusalem on the eve of the crusader conquest / The Confraternity of St Edward the Confessor in Acre and their Chapel / How financed the Teutonic Knights the construction of Montfort castle? / The Nobility of Cyprus and their Rural Residences / Public squares in the Latin East: spatial, archaeological, and historical evidence / The Churches of Fifteenth Century Famagusta and their non-liturgical Functions (1448-1474) / Thirty Years of War: the cities of the Lombard Plain c. 1189-c.1220 / Captives Role in Peace / Warriors and War in Usam Ibn Munqidh’s ‘Book of Contemplation’ / Human suffering and the Social Implications of the Wars of the Crusades / Guarding against poison on crusade: the advice of guido da vigevano and the experience of lord Edward of England at Acre / Frankish Intervention in Egypt during the Reign of Amalric: Conquest or Extortion? / Topographical and Archaeological Data in Mamluk Sources
Rabei Khamisy is a 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.