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Introduction. Crusader castles - the influence of the crusades on European military architecture to the end of 12th century: apology for the work, and objection to "secondary" criticism; a preliminary - to set forth Oman's view, and to suggest the lines on which I will work; military architecture in Europe before the first crusade; Byzantine military architecture; the architecture of the crusaders in Syria; military architecture in Europe in the 12th century. Appendices: 1 - extracts from a preliminary draft of "Crusader castles" (1909-10); 2 - the strategic siting of Crusader castles (1911); description of five castles in the County of Edessa (1911). Index of proper names.
"Lawrence of Arabia". Author of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
`This is an important book for anyone interested in the development of Crusader military architecture ... The editorial footnotes are superb, and Pringle's new introduction is worth the price of the book ... In effect, this new edition makes Lawrence's work available for the first time to a wide audience.' Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies 'a beautiful edition of the dissertation ... This new edition will give Lawrence's lively and stimulating book a fresh lease of life.' Norman Housley, University of Leicester, Journal of Ecclesiastical History