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Frankish Rural Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem : Cambridge OCR Advanced Sciences - Ronnie Ellenblum

Frankish Rural Settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Cambridge OCR Advanced Sciences

Hardcover Published: 13th March 1998
ISBN: 9780521554015
Number Of Pages: 344

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This book is a study of the spatial distribution of Frankish settlement in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, and of the spatial and social interrelation between the Franks and the indigenous population. It is based on an unprecedented field study of more than two hundred Frankish rural sites and on a close re-examination of the historical sources. The division of the country between Christian and Muslim populations is explained by the far-reaching social process of nomadisation and sedentarisation which began with the Muslim conquest in the seventh century and which reached its zenith before the Frankish conquest of the country. The author re-examines some of the basic assumptions of standard recent scholarship, and advocates a new model of the nature of Frankish settlement, as a society of migrants who settled in the Levant, had close relations with eastern Christians, and were almost completely shut off from the Muslim society which lived elsewhere in the country.

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Presentation of the Problem
A segregated society or an integrated society?
Criticism of the existing model
The Castrum, The Burgus and the Village
Castellum regis
Evidence about the existence of Frankish settlements
The rights and duties of the Frankish settlers in the Frankish settlements of Casale Imbert and Nova Villa
The settlers: their places of origin and their occupations
The geographic layout of a Frankish village: the example of Parva Mahomeria
The neighbourhood of a Frankish castrum
The church as a nucleus of a Frankish castrum
Mixed Frankish and local Christian settlements
Frankish settlements and the collection of tithes
Isolated Dwellings
The list of Jean of Ibelin
Frankish settlement and the fief of the camerarius regis
The isolated dwelling
Administration of rural estates
Settlement activities of the military orders: the castle and flour mills in Da'uk and Recordana
The Spatial Distribution of Frankish Settlement
The boundaries of Frankish settlement in western Galilee and Samaria
The spatial distribution of Frankish settlement north of Jerusalem
Spatial distribution of Christian and Muslim settlements in Samaria
Differential geographical changes and the cultural borders of Samaria and Galilee
Summary and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521554015
ISBN-10: 0521554012
Series: Cambridge OCR Advanced Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 13th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.68