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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories (Electronic book text)
Crusader Castles and Modern Histories (Electronic book text): Ronnie Ellenblum

Crusader Castles and Modern Histories (Electronic book text)

Ronnie Ellenblum

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For the last 150 years the historiography of the Crusades has been dominated by nationalist and colonialist discourses in Europe and the Levant. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim. In this revisionist study, Ronnie Ellenblum presents an interpretation of Crusader historiography that instead defines military and architectural relations between the Franks, local Christians, Muslims and Turks in terms of continuous dialogue and mutual influence. Through close analysis of siege tactics, defensive strategies and the structure and distribution of Crusader castles, Ellenblum relates patterns of crusader settlement to their environment and demonstrates the influence of opposing cultures on tactics and fortifications. He argues that fortifications were often built according to economic and geographic considerations rather than for strategic reasons or to protect illusory 'frontiers', and that Crusader castles are the most evident expression of a cultural dialogue between east and west.

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Imprint: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
Country of origin: United Kingdom
First published: 2007
Authors: Ronnie Ellenblum
Format: Electronic book text
ISBN-13: 978-0-511-27065-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Medieval European archaeology
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
LSN: 0-511-27065-8
Barcode: 9780511270659

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