Exploring Outremer Volume II
Studies in Crusader Archaeology 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 II is a collection of 15 original essays by the leading scholars in the field on the history and archaeology of the Latin East. It covers the aspects dealing with the history, archaeology, architecture and function of several castles and fortifications in the Latin Kingdom, and presents new studies on the material, including pottery, numismatics and many other finds. In addition, it includes a chapter dealing with landscape archaeology.
This book will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and Duchies of Edessa and Antioch, as well as the Crusades and Crusading Orders.
Table of Contents
In Search of the Twelfth-Century Frankish Castle of Ibelin / The Blanche Garde Fortress at Tell es-Safi/Gath: An Update on Recent Excavation Results / Keeping the Hydra in its Cave: Viewshed Analysis and the Frankish Blockade of Fāṭimid Ascalon (1132-1153) / Jean II of Ibelin, Arsur Castle and the Hospitallers / The Archaeology of the Pardouns de Acres / Crusader Landscapes: The Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions / Two Recently Discovered Mural Paintings and the development of Monumental Painting in 12th Century Jerusalem / Pots, Pans and the Latin East: Local Ceramic Production and Sikka: Minters and Mints in the Latin East / For want of a nail, horse and donkey shoes in the kingdom of Jerusalem / On the meaningfulness of small finds: two new mother of pearl cross pendants from Atlit and their wider context / Defense or ostentation: stirrup-based arrow loops of the Near East (12th -14th century) / Manuscript, loophole and quarrel; An example of perfect agreement between historical sources, architecture and object in Safed Castle / A Tomb Stone from Safed / Belvoir Castle Revisited: History and Development
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.