Le Crac des Chevaliers, quintessence de l'architecture militaire mamelouke

Abstract : Crac des Chevaliers belongs to the family of the syncretic castles, which knew both Crusader and Muslim occupation and construction phases. This fortress synthesizes the evolutions of the Crusader military architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries, but also those of the Islamic military architecture that reached its apogee at the end of the 13th century after a period of maturation at the beginning of the 13th century. Therefore, one must keep in mind that Crac des Chevaliers is not solely a jewel of the Crusader military architecture in the Near-East, but is also a jewel of the Mamluk and more generally Islamic military architecture, in the same capacity as the famous citadels of Cairo, Damascus and Aleppo.
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Benjamin Michaudel. Le Crac des Chevaliers, quintessence de l'architecture militaire mamelouke. Annales Islamologiques, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 2004, pp.45-77. ⟨halshs-00449988⟩

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