Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem by Ronnie EllenblumFrankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem by Ronnie Ellenblum

Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem

byRonnie Ellenblum

Paperback | November 13, 2003

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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 is based on an unprecedented field study of more than two hundred Frankish rural sites and on a close reexamination of the historical sources. The author reexamines 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 that lived elsewhere in the country.
Title:Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of JerusalemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 13, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521521874

ISBN - 13:9780521521871


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Part I. Presentation of the Problem: 1. A segregated society or an integrated society?; 2. Criticism of the existing model; Part II. The Castrum, The Burgus and the Village: 3. Castellum regis; 4. Evidence about the existence of Frankish settlements; 5. The rights and duties of the Frankish settlers in the Frankish settlements of Casale Imbert and Nova Villa; 6. The settlers: their places of origin and their occupations; 7. The geographic layout of a Frankish village: the example of Parva Mahomeria; 8. The neighbourhood of a Frankish castrum; 9. The church as a nucleus of a Frankish castrum; 10. Mixed Frankish and local Christian settlements; 11. Frankish settlements and the collection of tithes; Part III. Isolated Dwellings: 12. The list of Jean of Ibelin; 13. Frankish settlement and the fief of the camerarius regis; 14. The isolated dwelling; 15. Administration of rural estates; 16. Settlement activities of the military orders: the castle and flour mills in Da'uk and Recordana; Part IV. The Spatial Distribution of Frankish Settlement: 17. The boundaries of Frankish settlement in western Galilee and Samaria; 18. The spatial distribution of Frankish settlement north of Jerusalem; 19. Spatial distribution of Christian and Muslim settlements in Samaria; 20. Differential geographical changes and the cultural borders of Samaria and Galilee; Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Appendix.

Editorial Reviews

"Frankish Rural Settlement raises interesting questions about Frankish society in the Latin East. Ellenblum...make[s] a strong case for the Franks' closer connections to rural affairs than his scholarly predecessors had recognized and his labor in this regard is well worth his Sisyphean effort." Journla of the American Oriental Society