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By Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

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ISBN-13: 9780299068240

The six volumes of A background of the Crusades will stand because the definitive background of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of knowledge and research of the historical past, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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As in Europe, there was a tendency for merchants and workmen of the same specialty to dwell together, often in streets that bore the name of the trade. 17° We have described some of the routine of an average man in the Holy Land. 171 He had a considerable number of knights in his entourage, and two chaplains who said the daily hours. He slept alone, and his bed was set up facing the door of his room or of his pavilion. In the morning he bought meat on the hoof and tuns of wine, mixed well with water.

59. Gerbert de Mez: chanson de geste du Xllesiecle, ed. Pauline Taylor (Namur, 1952), p. 73, vv. 2791-2794. 60. Joinville, p. 196. 61. Ibn-Jubair, p. 328. 12 A HISTORY OF THE, CRUSADES IV household the kitchen fire was the central one; when this was blazing brightly, no other light was needed, at least in the vicinity. We are not always certain about the whereabouts of the kitchen; in many instances, it may have been in a lean-to set against the house. Sanitation, such as it was, was primitive.

In the walls of medieval buildings that are still standing one sometimes encounters a niche which gives no evidence of having been closed by a door. Probably these were quite frequent, and held shelves on which lamps and figurines could be placed. Where there was a door present the niche served as a cupboard. "72 There were good craftsmen in the Holy Land. 71 which probably came from near Beirut. The mountain there was filled with iron mines,7S and this iron took a good temper. A forest of pines stretched inland for twelve miles in all directions, as far as Mt.

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