Archaeology of the Military Orders: A Survey of the Urban by Adrian Boas PDF

By Adrian Boas

ISBN-10: 0415487234

ISBN-13: 9780415487238

Including formerly unpublished and little recognized fabric, this state-of-the-art e-book provides an in depth dialogue of the archaeological facts of the 5 army orders within the Latin East:
* the Hospitallers
* the Templars
* the Teutonic Knights
* the Leper Knights of St Lazarus 
* the Knights of St Thomas.

Discussing intimately the specified structure in relation to their numerous undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas locations emphasis at the value of the army Orders within the improvement of army structure within the center a long time. the 3 valuable sections of the ebook include chapters in relation to the city quarters of the Orders in Jerusalem, Acre and different towns, their quite a few rural possessions, and the tens of castles outfitted or bought and elevated within the 12th and 13th centuries.

A hugely illustrated and designated research, this entire quantity could be a vital learn for any archaeology scholar or student of this era.

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U R B A N A D M I N I S T R AT I V E C E N T R E S the same time Tortosa also became a Templar possession, in c. 1260 the Hospitallers took over Arsuf in its entirety and in that year the Templars acquired Sidon. As a result of their experience and extensive connections, the Military Orders came to play an important role as advisers in matters of state and in the strategic and tactical planning of battles. 6 Naturally enough this activity also extended into local urban politics, in which they became both active participants and intermediaries in disputes between different factions in the Crusader cities.

35 The three vaults varied in size. 8 metres thick. e. near where it joined the porch of the mosque) and six embrasures, inwardly splayed with slightly pointed arches. 37 The middle vault was 37 metres long and 7 metres wide internally. It had two windows in the south wall and three in the north wall between it and the northern vault. 5 metres wide) led into the northern vault opposite the latter’s north door. The small southern 24 T H E U R B A N Q U A RT E R S O F T H E T E M P L A R S vault was only c.

These vaults were constructed from a combination of well-cut, smoothly tooled ashlars (several of which had masons’ marks) for the piers, window and door frames, and roughly shaped fieldstone for the walls. The lower two courses of the walls were also built from well-cut ashlars. The vaulting was of rubble and had cylindrical shafts with square-shaped lower openings in the crown of the vault. 38 The bathhouse was a common establishment in Crusader cities and there were bathhouses in both of the Hospitaller compounds in Jerusalem and Acre.

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