By Adrian Boas
Including formerly unpublished and little identified fabric, this state of the art e-book offers an in depth dialogue of the archaeological facts of the 5 army orders within the Latin East:
* the Hospitallers
* the Templars
* the Teutonic Knights
* the Leper Knights of St Lazarus
* the Knights of St Thomas.
Discussing intimately the exact structure with regards to their a variety of undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas areas emphasis at the significance of the army Orders within the improvement of army structure within the center a while. the 3 central sections of the booklet encompass chapters in terms of the city quarters of the Orders in Jerusalem, Acre and different towns, their a variety of rural possessions, and the tens of castles equipped or bought and extended within the 12th and 13th centuries.
A hugely illustrated and particular learn, this complete quantity might be an important learn for any archaeology scholar or student of this era.
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E. 55 It was constructed against the southern wall of the Temple Mount directly below the al-Aqsa Mosque. Only the western portal of the Double Gate was in use at this time, the eastern portal being partly outside the new gatehouse and blocked. 56 Schick published a plan showing a gate on the western side of the complex close to the southern wall of the Temple Mount. Through this gate one entered, via a passage running east, a large north–south chamber formed of three groin-vaulted bays. Three arched openings on the east wall of this chamber gave onto the area before the open portal of the Double Gate.
97 These excavations have uncovered remains of the city fortiﬁcations and domestic buildings, as well as considerable remains of the remarkable castle in the north-west of the town. S. 100 Robert W. 101 The most important of these are the Templar castles of Baghras, La Roche de Roissol (Chivlan) and Trapesac in their march in the Amanus Mountains; two Teutonic castles, Amuda and Harouniya north of the Cilician Plain; and Silifke of the Hospitallers in the West. 14 Part I URBAN ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRES Before they began to acquire and construct fortresses and rural establishments, the Templars, Hospitallers and the smaller Order of St Lazarus already held important urban properties in Jerusalem (Figure 2).
However, as it appears that the church built by the Templars was on the east, it is quite likely that the Templars had constructed on that side a typical monastic complex with church, dormitory, latrines, kitchen, refectory and other elements located around a cloister. 33 This seems to suggest that there was a cloister on either side of the Templum Salomonis. The present square to the west of the al-Aqsa Mosque, which is bounded on its east by the mosque itself, on its west and south by the present Islamic Museum and on the eastern continuation of the south side by the ‘Women’s Mosque’, a Crusader structure, certainly constitutes one of the two cloisters.
Archaeology of the Military Orders: A Survey of the Urban Centres, Rural Settlements and Castles of the Military Orders in the Latin East (c.1120-1291) by Adrian Boas