Archaeology of the Military Orders: A Survey of the Urban Centres, Rural Settlements and Castles of the Military Orders in the Latin East (c. 1120-129

Archaeology of the Military Orders: A Survey of the Urban Centres, Rural Settlements and Castles of the Military Orders in the Latin East (c. 1120-129

By: Adrian J. Boas (author)Hardback

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Including previously unpublished and little known material, this cutting-edge book presents a detailed discussion of the archaeological evidence of the five military orders in the Latin East: the Hospitallers the Templars the Teutonic Knights the Leper Knights of St Lazarus the Knights of St Thomas. Discussing in detail the distinctive architecture relating to their various undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas places emphasis on the importance of the Military Orders in the development of military architecture in the Middle Ages. The three principal sections of the book consist of chapters relating to the urban quarters of the Orders in Jerusalem, Acre and other cities, their numerous rural possessions, and the tens of castles built or purchased and expanded in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. A highly illustrated and detailed study, this comprehensive volume will be an essential read for any archaeology student or scholar of this period.

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Contents

Illustrations And Maps Preface And Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chronological Summary Background Part One: Urban Administrative Centres 1. The Urban Quarters of the Templars 2. The Urban Quarters of the Hospitallers 3. The Urban Quarters of the Teutonic Knights 4. The Urban Quarters of the Leper Knights of St Lazarus 5. The Quarter of the Knights of St Thomas Part Two: The Rural Activity of the Military Orders 6. Expansion into the Countryside 7. Sugar Cane Growing and the Sugar Industry Part Three: The Defence of the Latin East 8. Castles and the Defensive Role of the Military Orders 9. The Choice of Plan: Castle Types, Layout and Functions and the Strategic Positioning of Castles 10. Non-Defensive Components of a Castle 11. Elements of Fortification 12. Stonemasonry and Construction Techniques 13. Weapons, Arms and Armour Part Four: Additional Archaeological Evidence 14. Daily Life of the Military Orders 15. Works of Art in Urban Sites and Castles of the Military Orders Conclusion Appendix I: Chronology of Castles Appendix II: Gazetteer of Known Sites of the Military Orders

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/03/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780415299800
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780415299800
  • weight: 824
  • ISBN10: 0415299802

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