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Prof Denys Pringle 


Professor Denys Pringle
Position:Professor in Archaeology

Location:John percival Building, Room 0.48

Research Interests

  • Material culture and topography of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Latin East in general
  • Church buildings of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • Castles and fortifications in western Europe and the Mediterranean world, from the Byzantine period to the early modern period
  • Ceramics of the medieval Mediterranean world
  • Medieval and later epigraphy

Selected Publications

Denys Pringle (2012) Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291. Crusade Texts in Translation, vol. 23. Ashgate: Farnham 2012. [xxiv + 463 pp., 9 figs, 2 tables] ISBN 978-0-7546-5125-3/e-book: 978-1-4094-3607-2.

Denys Pringle (2012 forthcoming) Churches, Castles and Landscape in the Frankish East. Variorum Collected Studies, Ashgate: Farham–Burlington VT. ISBN 978-1-4094-5497-7.

Denys Pringle (2009) The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Corpus, vol. 4. The Cities of Acre and Tyre, together with Addenda and Corrigenda to Vols. 1–3. Cambridge University Press; Cambridge 2009. [xviii + 321 pp., CXLVIII, pls., 27 figs.] ISBN 978-0-521-85148-0.

Denys Pringle (2008) An Expatriate Community in Tunis, 1648–1885: St George’s Protestant Cemetery and its Inscriptions. Cardiff Studies in Archaeology/BAR International Series, vol. 1811: Oxford 2008. [x + 178 pp, 75 pls, 7 figs., 5 tables] ISBN 978-1-4073-0222-5.

Denys Pringle (2007) The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Corpus, vol. 3. The City of Jerusalem. Cambridge University Press; Cambridge.

Denys Pringle (2006) ‘There is a castle in the west …’: Dundonald Castle Excavations 1986–93. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 26.1-2. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, for the Glasgow Archaeological Society.

Denys Pringle (2002) Spynie Palace and the Bishops of Moray: History, Architecture and Archaeology. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Denys Pringle (2000) Belmont Castle: The Excavation of a Crusader Stronghold in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Oxford University Press, Oxford, for the Council for British Research in the Levant.

Denys Pringle (2000) Fortification and Settlement in Crusader Palestine. Ashgate: Aldershot.

Denys Pringle (1998) The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Corpus, vol. 2. L-Z (excluding Tyre). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Denys Pringle (1997) Secular Buildings in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: An Archaeological Gazetteer. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Denys Pringle (1993) The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Corpus, vol. 1. A-K (excluding Acre and Jerusalem). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Denys Pringle (1988) Crusader Castles. Clarendon Press: Oxford.

Denys Pringle (1986) The Red Tower (al-Burj al-Ahmar): Settlement in the Plain of Sharon at the Time of the Crusaders and Mamluks (A.D. 1099-1516). British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, London.

Denys Pringle (1981) The Defence of Byzantine Africa from Justinian to the Arab Conquest: An Account of the Military History and Archaeology of the African Provinces in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries, 2 vols. British Archaeological Reports: Oxford

Research Groups

Cardiff Centre for the Crusades

The Cardiff Centre for the Crusades was established in 2000 to encourage and develop Cardiff as a focus for research collaboration, conferences and publications in the field of crusading history. The Centre's interests embrace the history and ideology of the crusading movement, the history and archaeology of the lands conquered by the crusaders, the impact of the crusades on those lands and peoples against which expeditions were directed and from which expeditions were launched, and the history of the Military Orders. All theatres of crusading activity and any crusade from the end of the eleventh century onwards are included.

Centre For Late Antique Religion & Culture (CLARC)

This centre promotes and supports the study of late antique religion and culture from the late Hellenistic Period to the early Middle Ages, also in relation to earlier and later periods, in particular Classical Antiquity and the modern world.