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The Templars and ‘Atlit

Nicholson, Helen 2021. The Templars and ‘Atlit. In: Fishhof, Gil, Bronstein, Judith and Shotten-Hallel, Vardit R. eds. Settlement and Crusade in the Thirteenth Century: Multidisciplinary Studies of the Latin East, Crusades Subsidia, vol. 15. London: Routledge, pp. 71-90.

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The Templars held many famous castles, but arguably “Castle Pilgrim,” or ‘Atlit, is now the most famous of all. Incorporating the latest developments in defensive architecture, it never fell to siege and was abandoned only when it was clear that the Franks’ holdings on the Syrian-Palestinian mainland were lost without hope of relief. This chapter sets out to provide an overview of the history of the castle whose 800th anniversary is commemorated in this volume. It focuses on how the castle was portrayed by the Templars and their contemporaries in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries and considers what the castle meant for the Templars.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367196745
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 15:30

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