Crusader Castles In The Holy Land 1192-1302 by David Nicolle

Crusader Castles In The Holy Land 1192-1302 by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The debacle of the second one campaign in 1148 brought on the Crusader States to grasp the need of constructing a extra wary method. the unique expansionist spirit mostly disappeared, and the Crusader States made priorities of strengthening their current fortifications and cities and construction new castles. those constructions encompassed center features of Western eu army structure with the combination of speedily constructing Arab and Islamic traditions. Following citadel 21: 'Crusader Castles within the Holy Land 1097â€"1192', this publication examines the layout, improvement and shielding ideas of a few of the best-known Crusader fortifications and castles, together with Crac des Chevaliers, Castel Blanc, Arsuf, Margat, Atlit, Montfort and Acre.

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