BOOK IN PROGRESS

I am at present working on a trade book which examines the relationship between Italian merchants and the crusaders and Frankish settlers in the Latin East. The book considers the individual and mutual interests of each side and how the alliance formed between the two influenced the future developments of both parties .  

ACADEMIC  PUBLICATIONS LIST

Ph.D dissertation
Domestic Architecture in the Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996), Supervisors: Benjamin Z. Kedar and Yoram Tsafrir.

 

1989-1990

1 “Bet Shean, Crusader Fortress - Area Z” Excavations and Surveys in Israel 9, p. 129.

2 “Bet Shean, Crusader Fortress - Area Z” Hadashot Arkeologiot 95, p. 38 (Hebrew).

 

1992

3 “Islamic and Crusader Pottery from Area TP4”, in “Caesarea Papers” eds. K. Holum and A.

   Raban, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplement VI, pp. 154-166.

 

1994

4 “The Import of Western Ceramics into the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem”, Israel Exploration

   Journal 44, pp. 102-122.

 

1996

5 “The Pottery” (a note on Islamic and Crusader Pottery from Tel Sasa) in the 1980 Excavations

   of Tel Sasa” by Amir Golani and Ora Yogev, Atiqot 28, pp. 55-6.

6 “A Recently Discovered Frankish Village at Ramot Allon, Jerusalem”, in Autour de la

   Premiere Croisade. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Society of the Society for the

   Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, ed. M. Balard, Paris, pp. 583-94.

7 “Survey of Crusader Structures in Caesarea (123/92)” Hadashot Arkeologiot 105, pp. 3-72

   (Hebrew).

 

1997

8 “A Rediscovered Market Street in Frankish Acre”, Atiqot 31, pp. 181-186.

9  with S. Marco, A. Agnon, R. Ellenblum, A. Eidelman and U. Basson, “817 Year Old Walls

    Offset Sinestrally 2.1 m by the Dead Sea Transform, Israel” Journal of Geodynamics 24, nos.

    1-4, pp. 11-20.

10 “Survey of Crusader Buildings”, Hadashot Arkeologiot 107, p. 137-138 (Hebrew).

11 with A. M. Maeir, “Tel Zafit - 1997”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel 110, 1999,

     p. 68.

12 “Hamat Gader. Late Ceramic Typology”, in The Roman Baths of Hamat Gader, ed. Y.

    Hirschfeld (Israel Exploration Society), pp. 382-395.

 

1998

13 with R. Ellenblum, S. Marco, A. Agnon and T. Rockwell, “Crusader Castle Torn Apart by

     Earthquakes at Dawn, 20 May 1202” Geology 26, pp. 303-306.

14 “The Frankish Period - A Unique Medieval Society Emerges”, (Archaeological Sources for

     the History of Palestine) Near Eastern Archaeology 2, pp. 138-173.

15 with A.M. Maeir, “Archaeology in Israel: Tell e-Safi”, American Journal of Archaeology 102,

     pp. 785-786.

16 “Survey of Crusader Structures in Caesarea” Excavations and Surveys in Israel 17, pp. 77-79.

17 with A. Maeir and T. Schneider, “Tel Zafit Survey in 1996”, Hadashot Arkeologiot 108, p. 15

     (Hebrew).

18 with A.M. Maeir, “The Renewed excavations at Tell e-Safi/Gath”, in The Judean Shephelah:

     Man, Nature and Landscape. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Martin

     (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies, ed. O. Ackermann, pp. 33-39. Ramat Gan: Bar

     Ilan University (Hebrew).

 

 

1999

19 with A. M. Maeir, “Tel Zafit - 1997”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot  110, pp. 88 (Hebrew).

20 Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East, Routledge,

     London/New York.

21 “The Pottery [Azor]” Atiqot 38, pp. 43-44.

22 with A. Maeir and T. Schneider, “Tel Zafit”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel , vol.

     20, pp. 114-15 (Hebrew).

23 with R. Ellenblum, “Mezad Ateret”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 109, pp. 6-8 (Hebrew).

24 with R. Ellenblum, “Mezad Ateret”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 109, 1999, pp.

     5-6.

25 “Medieval and Post-Medieval Finds”, chapter 7 in Ramat Hanadiv Excavations, ed. Y.

      Hirschfeld (Israel Exploration Society), pp. 211-225.

26 “Pottery and Small Finds from the Late Ottoman Village and the Early Zionist Settlement”,

     chapter 7 in Ramat Hanadiv Excavations, ed. Y. Hirschfeld (Israel Exploration Society), pp.

     547-580.

27 “Heraldry in the Frankish East”, in Knights of the Holy Land, Catalogue for Crusader

     Exhibition at the Israel Museum, ed. Silvia Rozenberg, Jerusalem, pp. 132-135.

28 “Life in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: The Archaeological Evidence” in Knights of the

     Holy Land, Catalogue for Crusader Exhibition at the Israel Museum, ed. Silvia Rosenberg,

     Jerusalem 1999, pp. 240-249.

29 “Survey of Frankish Buildings” Excavations and Surveys in Israel, 17, pp. 77-79.

 

2000

30 “La vita quotidiana nel Regno Franco di Gerusalemme” in in Terra Santa Dalla Crociata allá

     Custodia dei Luoghi Santi, Milan, pp. 229-230.

31 “The Crusader Period. New Studies in the Crusader Period”, Qadmoniot 1, (199), pp. 2-4

     (Hebrew).

 

2001

32 Jerusalem in the Time of the Crusades: Society, Landscape and Art in the Holy City Under

     Frankish Rule, Routledge, London/New York.

33 “Late Pottery from Tower 11, Qa`alat Nimrod” IAA Reports 11, pp. 125-129.

34 “Some Reflections on Urban Landscapes in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: Archaeological

     Research in Jerusalem and Acre” in Dei gesta per Francos. Crusade Studies in Honour of

     Jean Richard, ed. Michel Balard, Benjamin Z. Kedar and Jonathan Riley-Smith, Ashgate, pp.

     241-260.

 

2002

35 with R. Kletter, “Har Hozevim: A Frankish Farmhouse North of Jerusalem” Atiqot 43,

     pp. 186-205.

 

2003

36 “Street Villages and Rural Estate Centres: The Organization of Rural Settlement in the Latin

     Kingdom of Jerusalem” in The Rural Landscape of Ancient Israel, eds. A.M. Maeir, S. Dar,

     Z. Safrai, BAR International Series 1121, Oxford, pp. 137-148.

 

2004

37 with C. Horev, “Caratteri tipologici delle fortificazioni crociate in territorio israeliano”, in

     Firenze Architettura, publication for the Convegno Internazionale - Castelli medievali a

     Petra e nel vicino oriente tra rilievo e archeologia, Firenze, Palazzo Vecchio, 6-7 febbraio,

     2004, pp. 20-21.

 

2005

38 “Medieval Pottery from 'En Gedi”, Atiqot 49, pp. 39-41.

39 “Jérusalem au temps des croisades”, Histoire Medievales 2, pp. 48-56.

40 “Latrun” Crusades 4, Reports on Recent Excavations, p. 159-160.

41 with Georg Philipp Melloni, “Akko (East)”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot/Excavations and

     Surveys in Israel, Volume 117 (online).

2006

42 Archaeology of the Military Orders: A Survey of the Urban Centres, Rural Settlements and

     Castles of the Military Orders in the Latin East (c. 1120-1291), Routledge, London/New

     York.

43 “L'Arcitecture civile Franque á Césarée, Acre et Jérusalem”, Bulletin Monumental vol. 164-1,

     pp. 31-44.

44 “The Medieval Ceramics from Khirbat Ka‘kul”, Atiqot  54, pp. 75-104.

45 “The Rugged Beauty of Crusader Castles: Holy Wars in a Holy Land”, Biblical Archaeologist

    Review 32, pp. 50-71.

46 “Note on Some Medieval Period Ceramics Found in Area P”, in Excavations at Tel Beth

    -Shean 1989-1996, vol. I, From the Late Bronze Age IIB to the Medieval Period, ed. A.

    Mazar, Jerusalem.

2007

47 “Three Stages in the Evolution of Rural Settlement in the Kingdom of  Jerusalem during the

     Twelfth Century”, In Laudem Hierosolymitani – Crusades subsidia 1, pp. 77-92.

 

2008

48 with R. Khamisy, “The Teutonic Castle of Montfort/Starkenberg (Qal’at Qurein)” in

     L’Ordine Teutonico tra Mediterraneo e Baltico, Acta Theutonica 5, ed. H. Houben, Galatina,

     2008, pp. 347-61.

49 “The Montfort Castle. A New survey”, Excavations and Surveys in Israel Hadashot

     Arkheologiyot/Excavations and Surveys in Israel, Volume 120 (online).

50 with M. Piana, “Die Kreuzfahrerstadt Ascalon”, in Burgen und Städte der Kreuzzugszeit, ed.

     Mathias Piana, Petersberg, 2008, pp. 263-273.

51 “Das Jerusalem der Kreuzfahrer”, in Burgen und Städte der Kreuzzugszeit, ed. Mathias Piana,

     Petersberg, 2008, pp. 315-325.

2009

52 with A. M. Maeir, “Blanchegarde Castle (Tell as-Safi): A Case Study of the Effects of Castle

     Building on Medieval and Modern Settlement Patterns in the Southern Levant” Crusades 8,

     pp. 1-22.

53 “Safed”, Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au Moyen Âge, eds.

     Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 813-814.

54 “Beaufort”, Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au Moyen Âge,

     eds. Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 148-149.

55 “Belvoir”, Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au Moyen Âge,

     eds. Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 152-153.

56 “Toron des Chevaliers”, Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au

     Moyen Âge, eds. Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 918-919.

57 “Césarée”, Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au Moyen Âge,

     eds. Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 204-205.

58 “Alimentation” Prier et combattre: dictionnaire européen des ordres militaires au Moyen

     Âge, eds. Philippe Josserand, Nicole Bériou, Paris, pp. 69-70.

59 “Mocna Góra Krzyżaków”, Archeologia, 1(41), pp. 30-32.

60 Montfort Castle Project Self-published public relations booklet, Jerusalem.

61 “Israel and the Teutonic Heritage in the Holy Land” Teutonic Conference volume, Malbourk.

 

2010

62 Review of Denys Pringle, The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. A Corpus,

     volume IV, The Cities of Acre and Tyre with Addenda and Corrigenda to Volumes I-III,

     Cambridge UK (Cambridge University Press, 2009) Crusades. pp. 218-221

63 Domestic Settings: Archaeology, Documents and Literary Sources on Domestic Architecture

     and Day-to-Day Activities in the Crusader States, 1099-1571 Brill, Leiden/Boston.

64 “Archaeology: The Levant”, Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.

65 “Crusader Castles” in Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia, Oxford

     University Press.

66 “Fortified Churches” in Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia,

     Oxford University Press.

67 “Daily Life in Frankish Acre” One Thousand Nights and Days - Akko through the Ages, eds.

     Ann E. Killebrew and Vered Raz-Romeo, Haifa, Hecht Museum, pp. 48-54.

68 مدينة بيت المقدس: زمن الحروب الصليبية - authorised Arabic translation of Jerusalem in the Time of

     the Crusades, National Centre for Translation and Publishing, El Gazira, Cairo.

2011

69 “Frankish Jaffa”, in The History and Archaeology of Jaffa, eds. M. Peilstöcker and A.A.

     Burke, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, pp. 121-126.

70 “Montfort Castle – 2011”, Hadashot BeAtiqot (online) (Hebrew).

71 “National Park Montfort. Excavations Summer 2011”, Al HaDerech, p. 10 (Hebrew).

 

2012

72 “Montfort Castle – 2011”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot/Excavations and Surveys in Israel,

    Volume 117 (online).

73 Review of David Nicolle, Knights of Jerusalem : The Crusading Order of Hospitallers

    1100-1565 (Osprey Publishing, 2008) Biblical Archaeology Review.

74 Montfort Castle. The Western Wing and the Great Hall, Zinman Institute of Archaeology,

     Haifa.

75 with A. Pluskowski and C. Gerrard, “The Ecology of Crusading: Investigating the

     Environmental Impact of Holy War and Colonisation at the Frontiers of Medieval Europe”

     Medieval Archaeology (authors of equal contribution), pp. 192-225.

76 “Tel es-Safi in the Medieval and Modern Periods” in A.M. Maeir, ed., Tell es-Safi/Gath I:

    Report on the 1996–2005 Seasons. Ägypten und Altes Testament 69. Wiesbaden:

    Harrassowitz, pp. 153-164.

77 “The Montfort Castle Project: A Programme of Research, Conservation and Development at

     the Teutonic Castle in the Western Galilee”, in C.M.R. Luschi , L. Aiello, Mons Fortis alias

     Mons Feret. Il castello dei Teutonici in Terrasanta, Firenze, pp. 87-91.

78 “Some Preliminary Findings at the Teutonic Castle of Montfort” Christ is Here! Studies in

     Biblical and Christian Archaeology in Memory of Michele Piccirrillo ofm, ed. L. Daniel

     Chrupcala, Milano, pp. 11-27.

79 “Montfort Castle Project: A New Research and Conservation Project at the Site of the

     Teutonic Castle in the Western Galilee”, in Proceedings of the International Conference La

     Transjordania nel Secoli XII -XIII e le ‘Frontiere' del Mediterraneo Medievale (Florence,

     Palazzo della Signoria, Palazzo Strozzi, 6-8 November 2008, vol. 1 of the series

     'Limina/Limites - Archaeology, History, and Borders the Mediterranean Islands (365-1556)',

     eds. Guido Vannini and Michele Nucciotti,  Biblical Archaeology Review (International

     Series) S2386, Oxford, pp, 227-30.

80 “Crusader Archaeology” in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, vol. 1, 2nd edition, ed.

     Neil Asher Silberman, Oxford, pp. 349-352.

81 “Montfort Castle – 2012”, Hadashot BeAtiqot (online) (2 pages) (Hebrew).

82 “Second Season of Excavations in the National Park Montfort in the Western Galilee – April

     2012”, Al HaDerech, p. 8 (Hebrew).

 

2013

83 “Archaeological Evidence for the Two Sieges of Montfort Castle”, Castelos das Ordens

     Militares, vol. 1, Lisbon, pp. 73-85.

84 with Fabrizio Benente, “Montfort e i Cavalieri Teutonici”, Archeologia Viva, vol. 158, pp. 48-

     56.

85 with Rabei G. Khamisy, “Montfort Castle –2012”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot/Excavations and

     Surveys in Israel, Volume 125 (online).

 

2014

86 “Montfort Castle in the Light of New Excavations”, in “From Watch Tower to Fortified

     City". Forts and Fortresses in Northern Israel from the Canaanites to the IDF, Land of

     Galilee 3, ed. Mordechai Aviam, pp. 145-156 (Hebrew).

87 “Renewed Research at Montfort Castle”, Archaeology and Architecture of the Military

     Orders, ed Mathias Piana, Farnham and Burlington, pp. 175-92.

2016

88 The Crusader World, Routledge, London/New York.

89 “Introduction in The Crusader World, Routledge, London/New York, pp. 1-4.

90 “Domestic life in the Latin East”, in The Crusader World, Routledge, London/New York, pp.

     544-567.

91 “The Streets of Frankish Acre”, in Crusader Landscapes in the Medieval Levant. The

      Archaeology and History of the Latin East, ed. Micaela Sinibaldi, Kevin J. Lewis, Balázs

     Major and Jennifer A. Thompson, Cardiff, pp. 21-38.

 

2017

92 Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East, Routledge, Second

     Edition, London/New York.

93 with Rabei G. Khamisy, Montfort. History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the

     Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Leiden and Boston.

94 “Introduction”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal

     Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and

     Boston, pp. 1-12.

95 “Archaeological Evidence for the Mamluk Sieges and Dismantling of Montfort: A

     Preliminary Discussion”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the

     Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy,

     Leiden and Boston, pp. 41-55.

96 “The Survey of Western Palestine Report on Montfort (1877)”, in Montfort History, Early

     Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian

     J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and Boston, pp. 73-74.

97 “The Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Montfort (1926)”, in Montfort History,

     Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East, eds.

     Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and Boston, pp. 75-92.

98 with Rabei Khamisy, “Initial Thoughts on the Architectural Development of Montfort

     Castle”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Teutonic

     Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and Boston, pp.

     95-101.

99 “Interpretation of Parts”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the

     Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy,

     Leiden and Boston, pp. 102-119.

100 “Introduction to the Finds”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the

     Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy,

     Leiden and Boston, pp. 160-162.

101 “Ceramic Finds”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal

     Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and

     Boston, pp. 163-167.

102 “Stone, Metal, Wood and Worked Bone Finds from the 1926 Expedition”, in Montfort

     History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin

     East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and Boston, pp. 195-220.

103 “The Montfort Castle Project (MCP): A Summary of the Surveys and the First Six

     Excavation Seasons (2011-2015)”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of

     the Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy,

     Leiden and Boston, pp. 227-241.

104 “Two Board Games and Some Graffiti from Montfort”, in Montfort History, Early Research

     and Recent Studies of the Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas

     and Rabei Khamisy, Leiden and Boston, pp. 287-288.

105 “Summary and Conclusions”, in Montfort History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the

      Principal Teutonic Fortress in the Latin East. Eds. Adrian J. Boas and Rabei Khamisy,

      Leiden and Boston, pp. 302-303.

106 “Evidence for Daily Life in Montfort Castle in the Light of Past and Recent Archaeological

      Exploration”, in W służbie zabytków, Malbourk, pp. 257-270.

 

 

2018

107 “Some Evidence for Poverty in the Latin East”, in Communicating the Middle Ages. Essays

     in Honour of Sophia Menache, Crusades Subsidia 11, eds. Iris Shagrir, Benjamin Z. Kedar

     and Michel Balard, Abington, pp. 141-156.

108 “New Evidence for Identifying the Site of the Teutonic Compound in Acre”, in Acre and its

     Falls, ed. John France, Leiden and Boston, pp. 69-89.

109 “Return to the Holy City: Historical and Archaeological Sources on the Frankish Presence in

     Jerusalem between 1229 and 1244” in Tell it in Gath. Studies in the History and Archaeology

    of Israel. Essays in Honor of Aren M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, Ägypten

    und altes Testament 90, eds. Itzhaq Shai, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Louise Hitchcock, Amit

    Dagan, Chris McKinny and Joe Uziel, Münster, pp. 1028-1050.

110 with Meir Edrei, Inbal Somet “Khirbat A-Ram and the Agricultural Possessions of the Holy

    Sepulcher in Jerusalem ”, in Innovations in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its

    Surroundings, vol. 12, eds. Joseph (Joe) Uziel, Yuval Gadot, Yechiel Zelinger, Orit Peleg

    -Barkat and Oren Gutfeld, Jerusalem (Hebrew), pp. 240-52

 

 

2019

111 “The Crusader Period”, in Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem, eds. Suleiman A. Mourad,

     Naomi Koltun-Fromm and Bedross Der Matossian, Abingdon and New York, pp. 90-101.

112 “Life in Montfort in the Light of Archaeological Excavations (1926 and 2011-2014)”,

     Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte des Deutschen Ordens 81, Das Leben im Ordenshaus,

     pp. 21-27.

 

 

2020

113 La caída de Jerusalén (1187), in Desperata Ferro 58, pp. 6-11.

 

 

Forthcoming

114 “Acre. Gateway to the Holy Land” in Akkon – Venedig – Marienburg

    Mobilität und Immobilität im Deutschen Orden, Conference Proceedings, Venice 2018

115 “Five Military Orders in Thirteenth Century Acre” Lisbon

116 “The Acclimatisation of the Frankish Population to Life in the Latin East: Some Examples

     from Daily Life” Poitiers

117 “Banias - Pan Sanctuary: The Medieval Pottery” in Zvi U. Ma‘oz, ed., Paneion I,

     Excavations at the Sanctuary of Pan in Caesarea Philippi (Banyas) 1988-1993, Jerusalem.

118 “Archaeological Evidence for Monastic Life in the Latin East”, chapter in a monograph on  

     Past Excavations at the Carmelite Monastery in Wadi Siah, IAA Reports.