Crusading and Archaeology: Some Archaeological Approaches to the Crusades (Crusades - Subsidia #14) (Hardcover)

Crusading and Archaeology: Some Archaeological Approaches to the Crusades (Crusades - Subsidia #14) By Rosie Weetch (Editor), Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel (Editor) Cover Image
By Rosie Weetch (Editor), Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel (Editor)
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Between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, the social and cultural worlds of medieval Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean were transformed by the religious impetus of the crusades. Today we bear witness to these transformations in the material and environmental record revealed by new archaeological excavations and reappraisals of museum collections. This volume highlights new archaeological knowledge being developed by scholars working in the fields of history, archaeology, numismatics, and architecture to demonstrate its potential to change and augment our understanding of the crusades.

The 16 chapters in this volume deploy a contemporary scientific approach to archaeology of the crusades to give an up-to-date account into the diverse range of research in this area. They explore five key themes: the implications of scientific methods, new excavations and surveys, architectural analyses, sigillography, and the application of social interpretations. Together these chapters provide a new way of approaching the study of the crusades, and demonstrate the value of taking a holistic view that utilises the full diverse range of evidence available to us.

About the Author

Vardit R. Shotten-Hallel is a researcher in the Archaeological Research Department, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). Her research focuses on medieval architecture, building archaeology, and construction technology. Rosie Weetch is head of cultural property and collections policy at the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport. She is a curator and researcher with an interest in the material culture of the early and late medieval periods.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138308220
ISBN-10: 1138308226
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 4th, 2020
Pages: 408
Language: English
Series: Crusades - Subsidia

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