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Aspects of the History of the Crusades and the Latin East - 20 credits (HST883)

The Cardiff School of History and Archaeology can boast a range of expertise in the History of the Crusades and the Latin East unparalleled in any other British University. Professor Denys Pringle is the foremost British specialist on archaeology of Crusader Palestine and the author of the definitive Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: a Corpus (Cambridge, 1993 - ); Dr Helen Nicholson is a scholar of international standing in the History of the Military Orders and has a particular interest in how the Orders were portrayed in medieval fictive literature; Professor Peter Edbury has written widely on the Kingdom of Jerusalem and on Cyprus under the Lusignan kings and his most recent major publication is a new critical edition of John of Ibelin’s Livre des Assise (Leiden, 2003). What this means is that students coming to Cardiff for postgraduate study have the opportunity to pursue their interests a wide variety of topics relating to the History of the Crusades and the Latin East, specially tailored to suit their requirements.