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The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century : Sons of Saint-Gilles.

Author: Kevin James Lewis
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Rulers of the Latin East.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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James Lewis, Kevin
The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century : Sons of Saint-Gilles
Florence : Taylor and Francis,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin James Lewis
ISBN: 9781317052593 1317052595
OCLC Number: 985335649
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Appendix 2: Troubadour poetry and Tripoli
Description: 1 online resource (355 p.)
Contents: The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century- Front Cover; The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Figures; Map; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: sons of Saint-Gilles; Historiography; Provençal or Occitan?; Notes; Chapter 1: The succession of cousins: Counts Raymond I (1103-5), William Jordan (1105-9) and Bertrand (1109-12); Introduction; Diplomacy and religion; Ambition in the north; The siege of Tripoli and the Pilgrims' Mount; The death of a crusader Enter William JordanWilliam Jordan's achievement; Enter Bertrand; The council of Tripoli (1109); The four crusader states?; The bipartite Latin East; The fall of Tripoli and its aftermath; Jubayl, Genoa and Islam; The Jerusalemite fief; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 2: The forging and freedom of the county: Count Pons (1112-37); Introduction; Maternal ambiguity; Pons's minority; The regency committee; Occitan-Norman rapprochement; The persistence of a bipartite Latin East; The question of Jubayl; Genoese, Occitan and 'Frankish' identity; Slide to autonomy; The fall of Tyre; Wars in the east Waves of seditionA narrow road to independence; Changes to the north; Defeat, sedition and the counter-crusade; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: Military decline and matrimonial discord: Count Raymond II (1137-52); Introduction; Treachery on the mountain; Cut off and cut down; The Latin East on the brink; Byzantine pretensions; Medieval outsourcing; Crusade, competition and kinship; The belated return of a son of Saint-Gilles; Scandal at ʿUrayma; Consequences in Occitania and Tripoli; The Templars of Tripoli; The passing of Edessa; The maritime frontier The second council of Tripoli and the return of royal authorityMatrimonial strife; A brutal death, a brutal response; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: Count and captive: Count Raymond III (1152-74); Introduction; A succession crisis averted; Sole rule, seismic opportunism and a disappointing crusade; The Cistercians of Syria; International relations; Matrimonial diplomacy; Battling and bluffing; The king is dead; Captivity at Ḥārim; A royal regency; Freedom, orthodoxy and power in Antioch; Shaken and shattered; The 'conversion' of the Assassins; Freedom once more; Conclusion; Notes Chapter 5: The regent thwarted: Count Raymond III (1174-87)Introduction; The claim to regency; Friends, factions and land; Ill-advised negotiations; Crusading controversy; Subversion and raiding from Tripoli; The unwelcome wedding guests; Invasion and incompetence; A 'multiplicity of affairs'; A cold welcome; Tantamount to treachery; Raymond's second regency; Crowning controversy; A troubadour's nostalgia; High treason; Ḥaṭṭīn; Death of a count; An evil reputation; Conclusion; Notes; Conclusion: alien and native; Notes; Appendices; Appendix 1: Sources
Series Title: Rulers of the Latin East.

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