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Lewis, Kevin James 1987-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 180 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D182, 956.014
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin James Lewis
The counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the twelfth century : sons of Saint-Gilles by Kevin James Lewis( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What little has been written previously on the Lebanese 'crusader' county of Tripoli has focused upon the southern French ancestry of the counts of Tripoli, descendants of the counts of Saint-Gilles. Kevin Lewis argues for a deeper understanding of the processes that shaped the county throughout the twelfth century. What emerges is an intriguing analysis of how the counts struggled to exert their power over Lebanon in the face of insurmountable geographical forces and a great diversity of religions, languages and cultures. This book challenges prevailing knowledge of this little-known crusader state and the medieval Middle East as a whole"--Provided by publisher
Crusader landscapes in the Medieval Levant : the archaeology and history of the Latin East by Micaela Sinibaldi( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Written to celebrate the prestigious career of Professor Denys Pringle, this collection of articles produced by many of the leading archaeologists and historians in the field of the crusades studies offers a compilation of pioneering scholarship on recent studies on the Latin East. The geographical breadth of topics discussed in each chapter reflects both Pringle's international collaborations and research interests, and the wide development of scholarly interest in the subject. With a concentration on the areas corresponding to the crusader states during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the artciles also offer research into the neighbouring areas of Cyprus, Anatolia, Greece and the West, and the legacy of the crusader period there, with results from recent archaeological fieldwork in the Middle East."
Sons of Saint-Gilles. The Counts of Tripoli in the twelfth century by Kevin James Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called "crusader states" established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western language since 1945. What little has been written on the subject previously has focused upon the European ancestry of the counts of Tripoli: a specifically Southern French heritage inherited from the famous crusader Raymond IV of Saint-Gilles. Kevin Lewis argues that past historians have at once exaggerated the political importance of the counts' French descent and ignored the more compelling signs of its cultural impact, highlighting poetry composed by troubadours in Occitan at Tripoli's court. For Lewis, however, even this belies a deeper understanding of the processes that shaped the county. What emerges is an intriguing portrait of the county in which its rulers struggled to exert their power over Lebanon in the face of this region's insurmountable geographical forces and sometimes bewildering, always beguiling diversity of religions, languages and cultures. The counts of Tripoli and contemporary Muslim onlookers certainly viewed the dynasty as sons of Saint-Gilles, but the county's administration relied upon Arabic, its stability upon the mixed loyalties of its local inhabitants, and its very existence upon the rugged mountains that cradled it. This book challenges prevailing knowledge of this little-known crusader state and by extension the medieval Middle East as a whole
Rule and identity in a diverse Mediterranean society : aspects of the county of Tripoli during the twelfth century by Kevin James Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shifting borders in the Latin East : the case of the county of Tripoli by Kevin James Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lewis, Kevin J. 1987-

Languages
English (20)