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Title: Demographic, Socio-Economic and Architectural Structure of Tibnīn in the Age of the Crusades
Author(s): Sheir, Ahmed Mohamed AbdelkawyLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2015
Type: Article
Language: English
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-981602
Abstract: Tibnīn was an important small Crusader fief and a fortified castle. It was vital for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, because it included fertile agricultural lands, was a tax collection centre, and because it controlled the Damascus-to-Tyre commercial route. Additionally, its castle played defensive and offensive role in the north of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and upper Galilee, and its rulers of Tibnīn played a major role in forming the history of the Latin East. When the Crusaders invaded the Levant at the end of the eleventh century, it was given rise to new demographic, cultural, socio-economic, and architectural features. The present Paper aims at removing some of the mystery concerning the fief of Tibnīn and its castle in the Latin East. This paper thus is a study of the demographic structure of Tibnīn and discusses the socio-economic role of Tibnīn in the Latin east. Moreover, the role of Tibnīn in influencing the relations between Muslims and the Crusaders in the Levant and the architecture of the castle of Tibnīn and its importance in the age of the Crusade will be examined.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Daurīyat kān at-tārīḫīya
Publisher Place: al-Qāhira
Volume: 8
Issue: 29
Page Start: 166
Page End: 177
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