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Author Boas, Adrian J., 1952-

Title Domestic settings : sources on domestic architecture and day-to-day activities in the Crusader states / by Adrian J. Boas
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 393 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The medieval Mediterranean : peoples, economies and cultures, 400-1500 ; v. 84
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 84.
Contents Domus and Dār: Architectural Sources and Influences on the Frankish House -- Domestic Construction -- Domestic Designs -- Living Rooms and Bedrooms -- Kitchens, Dining Space and Food -- Domestic Work and Workspace -- Furniture and Household Installations -- Communal Institutions of Domestic Life -- Storage Space, Stables and Shelters for Livestock -- Courtyards and Gardens -- Non-Frankish Housing in the Latin East -- Urban Neighbourhoods and Streets -- Living Conditions in Frankish Cities: Overcrowding and Pollution -- Property Values and the Cost of Housing in the Latin East -- Conclusions -- Appendix One A Typology of Frankish Houses in the Latin East -- Appendix Two Gazetteer of Archaeologically Recorded Domestic Sites in the Latin East
Summary Whereas a great deal of research has been carried out on Crusader castles, churches and major buildings in the Latin East, almost no attention has been paid to domestic architecture and the domestic settings in which most of the population of the Crusader states spent most of their time. The present work attempts to address this deficiency by taking an in-depth look at the various domestic buildings that served the urban and rural population and the domestic apartments in castles and mosasteries. The basis for this survey is the wealth of published and unpublished archaeological data that has
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Households -- Latin Orient
Architecture, Domestic -- Latin Orient
Architecture, Medieval -- Latin Orient
HISTORY -- General.
Architecture, Domestic.
Architecture, Medieval.
Manners and customs.
Latin Orient -- Social life and customs
Middle East -- Latin Orient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004182738