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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories : Ronnie Ellenblum : 9780521123648

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At heart, Ellenblum has written a study which is a new historical perspective on the crusading era. 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. The Castle as Dialogue Between Siege Tactics and Defence Strategy: 12. Colonial and anti-colonial interpretations; 5. Geography of Fear and the Spatial Distribution of Frankish Castles: 8. Chapter 14 Development of Muslim siege tacticsChapter 15 The appearance of the concentric castles; Chapter 16 The construction of a frontier castle: the case of Vadum Iacob; Chapter 17 The last years of the Latin Kingdom: a new balance of power; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Primary Sources; Secondary Early Modern Sources; Author index; Subject index.

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Review of the hardback: 'A significant work of scholarship. At heart, Ellenblum has written a study which is a new historical perspective on the crusading era. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim. At heart, Ellenblum has written a study which is a new historical perspective on the crusading era. He argues that their architectural development should be understood more in terms of a continuing military dialogue between East and West than of architectural borrowings, and that their geographical distribution may be better explained in terms of Frankish settlement than of a desire to defend frontiers. Ironically, as if to illustrate the dialogue and the historiographic morass, the largest concentric castles, which became visual icons for the Franks, were in fact constructed by Muslims. Crusader castle and Crusader city: is it possible to differentiate between the two? For the last 150 years the historiography of the Crusades has been dominated by nationalist and colonialist discourses in Europe and the Levant.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories : Ronnie Ellenblum : 9780521123648

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

Others criticized the immorality of the Crusades but rather inconsistently lauded the pure motives of the crusaders. Madden, Speculum- A Journal of Medieval Studies Read more. His academic prose is difficult, but readers will be rewarded, and in the process, simplisitic views of the Crusades will be banished. Borders, frontiers, and centres; 10. 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. Siege and defence of castles during the First Crusade; 13. The construction of a frontier castle: the case of Vadum Iacob; 17.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories. (eBook, 2007) [cbetskc.com]

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

Abstract: This revisionist study unpacks the modern historiography of the Crusades, historically influenced by nationalist and colonialist discourses, and challenges current debates over the provenance of Crusader military architecture. He has given us a new way to approach not just the building of crusader fortifications but the complex dynamics that cause them to be built in the first place. The Castle as Dialogue between Siege Tactics and Defence Strategy: 12. Ellenblum's innovative archaeological analysis, which features his own research, flows somewhat uneasily from this historiography. He has given us a new way to approach not just the building of crusader fortifications but the complex dynamics that cause them to be built in the first place. National Discourse and the Study of the Crusades: 1. Borders and their defence; 9.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories by Ronnie Ellenblum

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

Siege and defence of castles during the First Crusade; 13. The geography of fear and the creation of the Frankish Frontier; 11. Excludes: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast , Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Yemen. In military terms, however, Muslims learned about siege engines from the Franks, who in turn learned about light infantry from the Muslims. Crusader Studies Between Colonialist and Post-Colonialist Discourse: 4. In Ellenblum's terms, a dialogue took place between Franks, local populations, and Muslim powers that led to two-way economic, social, and technological developments. This was quickly joined by colonialist perspectives which understood the material remains of the Crusades as manifestations of nations whose missions included the defense of and sometimes partnership with local Christians.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories : Ronnie Ellenblum : 9780521123648

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

Protestant historians of the seventeenth century attacked papal arrogance while Catholics defended the pope but assailed the inept execution and immorality of the crusaders. In contrast to previous scholars, he questions the utility of terms such as borders and cities with their Eurocentric implications. In this revisionist study, Ronnie Ellenblum presents an interpretation of Crusader historiography that instead defines milita For the last 150 years the historiography of the Crusades has been dominated by nationalist and colonialist discourses in Europe and the Levant. . Part Iii Geography of fear and the spatial distribution of Frankish castles; Chapter 8 Borders and their defence; Chapter 9 Borders, frontiers, and centres; Chapter 10 The geography of fear and the creation of the Frankish frontier; Chapter 11 The distribution of Frankish castles during the twelfth century; Part Iv The castle as dialogue between siege tactics and defence strategy; Chapter 12 Siege and defence of castles during the First Crusade; Chapter 13 Frankish siege tactics. 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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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

From moral failure to a source of pride; 2. Colonial and anti-colonial interpretations; 5. At heart, Ellenblum has written a study which is a new historical perspective on the crusading era. His academic prose is difficult, but readers will be rewarded, and in the process, simplisitic views of the Crusades will be banished. Crusader castle and Crusader city: is it possible to differentiate between the two? I earnestly recommend this book for its splendid survey of the historiography, its provocative questioning of accepted 'truths' about Frankish fortresses and its incisive and convincing re-interpretation of the history of the crusader castle in the twelve century.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories: By Ellenblum, Ronnie 9780521123648

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

The narrative of the Crusades and the nationalist discourse; 3. Chapter 7 Crusader castle and Crusader city: is it possible to differentiate between the two? This approach, more attuned to the subtleties of long-term interaction in colonial and imperial situations, is increasingly familiar, for example, in studies of Roman Britain. He argues that their architectural development should be understood more in terms of a continuing military dialogue between East and West than of architectural borrowings, and that their geographical distribution may be better explained in terms of Frankish settlement than of a desire to defend frontiers. Who invented the concentric castles? While his archaeological arguments could stand alone, Ellenblum's presentation of them together with the historiography was a risk worth taking. I earnestly recommend this book for its splendid survey of the historiography, its provocative questioning of accepted 'truths' about Frankish fortresses and its incisive and convincing re-interpretation of the history of the crusader castle in the twelve century. The E-mail message field is required. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim.

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Crusader Castles and Modern Histories. (eBook, 2007) [cbetskc.com]

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The building of ever-larger fortresses in response to Muslim tactics culminated in the famous concentric castles. The last years of the Latin kingdom: a new balance of power; Conclusion. The Crusades may have pride of place in this hall of mirrors. 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. His academic prose is difficult, but readers will be rewarded, and in the process, simplistic views of the Crusades will be banished. The narrative of the Crusades and the nationalist discourse; 3.

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Review of Crusader Castles and Modern Histories :: Middle East Quarterly

crusader castles and modern histories ellenblum ronnie

Madden, Speculum- A Journal of Medieval Studies. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim. Development of Muslim siege tactics; 15. Scholars of crusading have long been interested in the nature of the relationship between the western Europeans who settled in the Holy Land in the wake of the First Crusade and the indigenous Muslim and Christian peoples of the region. The construction of a frontier castle: the case of Vadum Iacob; 17. 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. The romanticism of the early nineteenth century solidified a more positive view that was embraced in the 1830s and after by nationalists anxious to highlight the French, German, English, and even Belgian contributions to the Crusades.

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