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Author Tibble, Steven, author
Title The crusader strategy : defending the Holy Land 1099-1187 / Steve Tibble
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  D157 .T53 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020639100
Descript xviii, 353 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-345) and index
Strategy in a medieval state: do fish need bicycles? -- Prelude: a time before strategy? -- The coastal strategy: 1099-1124 -- The hinterland strategy: 1125-1153 -- The Ascalon strategy: 1125-1153 -- Interlude: the strategy of repression? -- The Egyptian strategy: 1154-1169 -- The frontier strategy: 1170-1187 -- Reflections
"A look at the Crusaders, which shows how they pursued long-term plans and clear strategic goals. 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. In this account, Steve Tibble draws on a rich array of primary sources to reassess events on the ground and patterns of behavior over time. He shows how, from aggressive castle building to implementing a series of invasions of Egypt, Crusader leaders tenaciously pursued long-term plans and devoted single-minded attention to clear strategic goals"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Crusades -- First, 1096-1099
Crusades -- 12th century
Jerusalem (Latin Kingdom) -- Military policy
Strategy -- History -- To 1500
Crusades fast (OCoLC)fst00884401
Strategy fast (OCoLC)fst01134406
To 1500 fast
History fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Informational works. lcgft
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