Connecting the medieval and the mobile: The case of Crusader Acre

@article{Houle2020ConnectingTM,
  title={Connecting the medieval and the mobile: The case of Crusader Acre},
  author={J. Houle},
  journal={The Journal of Transport History},
  year={2020},
  volume={42},
  pages={101 - 120}
}
  • J. Houle
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • The Journal of Transport History
The city of Acre functioned as a medieval hub city under Crusader rule from 1104 to 1291 CE. Using the records of both pilgrims and merchants, I argue that medieval networks of mobility running through Acre demonstrate unique features that can challenge and expand the definitions of sociological terms employed by historians such as “hub city” and “resilience” that have mainly been deployed in a modern context. In addition, I argue that debates among medieval historians about the “decline” of… Expand