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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1105: Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Crusades

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Canadian Society for Crusading Studies
Organiser:Michael S. Fulton, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Thomas William Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1105-aThe Strategy of Destruction: The Dismantling of Montfort Castle
(Language: English)
Adrian J. Boas, Department of Archaeology & Department of Land of Israel Studies, University of Haifa
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Crusades, Military History
Paper 1105-bThe Sicilian Expedition of 1174 and Saladin's Position in Egypt
(Language: English)
Michael S. Fulton, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Military History
Paper 1105-cRepression in the Crusader States: 1100-1187 - Strategy or Fantasy?
(Language: English)
Steven Tibble, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History

With the context of the crusades as its backdrop, this panel will explore the theme of strategy in three different ways. Adrian Boas will examine the strategic aims and approaches employed by the Mamluks when slighting Montfort Castle in 1271. Michael Fulton will examine the Norman-Sicilian campaign against Alexandria in 1174, specifically the strategy of the attacking Normans and Saladin's propagandists after the attack. Steve Tibble will then tackle the question of whether the Franks of the kingdom of Jerusalem developed and implemented a strategy of repression against the local population of Palestine in the 12th century.