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The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land

Steve Tibble


Medieval states, and particularly crusader societies, often have been considered brutish and culturally isolated. It seems unlikely that they could develop “strategy” in any meaningful sense. However, the crusaders were actually highly organized in their thinking and their decision making was rarely random. This book draws on a rich array of primary sources to reassess events on the ground and patterns of behavior over time. The book shows how, from aggressive castle building to implementing a series of invasions of Egypt, crusader leaders tenaciously pursued long-term plans and devoted single ... More

Keywords: Crusaders, castle building, invasions, Egypt, crusader leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300253115
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300253115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Tibble, author
Royal Holloway, University of London