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La forteresse médiévale de Tilbeshar (Tell Bashir, Turbessel)

Abstract : The medieval settlement of Tilbeshar, known between others, under the names of Tell Bashir or Turbessel, played an important role all along its history as a stronghold of the margins, alternately of the Byzantine, Muslim or Crusader territory. Famous as residence place of Joscelin de Courtenay from 1102, the fortress was very dynamic until the dismantling of its citadel, by the Mamluk sultan Baybars, in 1265. Until the work of the archaeological team led by Christine Kepinski from 1994, no material data upon the medieval town of Tilbeshar was known. This article draw the synthesis of survey and soundings which delivered medieval levels and replace the contribution of these excavations in the history of the urban development of the city and the citadel from the pre-Crusader to the Ottoman period.
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M.-O. Rousset. La forteresse médiévale de Tilbeshar (Tell Bashir, Turbessel). Bérengère Perello; Aline Tenu. Parcours d'Orient. Recueil de textes offert à Christine KEPINSKI, Archaeopress, pp.219-228, 2016, 978 1 78491 458 5. ⟨halshs-01661091⟩



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