Post-classical history

Appendix

Plans of Castles in Frankish Greece and Cyprus

The plans shown below illustrate the layout of four castles in southern Greece and the kingdom of Cyprus in the period of the crusades. The castle of Karytaina (Diagram 1) in the interior of the Peloponnese peninsula was constructed by the Frankish lords of Karytaina in the thirteenth century on a pre-medieval site. By contrast, the castle at Glarentza (Diagram 2) was a new construction intended to protect this port in the north-western Peloponnese. St Hilarion (Diagram 3) in the mountains of northern Cyprus was a Byzantine fortification that was taken over and added to by the Franks. The citadel of Kyrenia (Diagram 4) was another Byzantine fortification constructed to protect this port on the northern coast of the island. For more detailed commentary, see the entry “Castles: Greece and Cyprus” in this volume.

Diagram 1: Karytaina. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted from Antoine Bon, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d’Achaie (1205-1430)

Diagram 1: Karytaina. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted from Antoine Bon, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d’Achaie (1205-1430)

(Paris: Editions E. de Boccaurd, 1969), plate 66.

Diagram 2: Glarentza. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted from Antoine Bon, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d’Achaie (1205-1430)

Diagram 2: Glarentza. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted from Antoine Bon, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d’Achaie (1205-1430)

(Paris: Editions E. de Boccaurd, 1969), plate 22. 

Diagram 3: St. Hilarion. Illustration by mike Fyles. Adapted from Camille Enlart, Gothic Art and The Renaissance in Cyprus, trans. and ed. David Hunt (London: Trigraph Limited, 1987), plate VII.

Diagram 3: St. Hilarion. Illustration by mike Fyles. Adapted from Camille Enlart, Gothic Art and The Renaissance in Cyprus, trans. and ed. David Hunt (London: Trigraph Limited, 1987), plate VII.

Diagram 4: Kyrenia. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted froom Camille Enlart, Gothic Art and The Renaissance in Cyprus, trans. and ed. David Hunt (London: Trigraph Limited, 1987), plate VI.

Diagram 4: Kyrenia. Illustration by Mike Fyles. Adapted froom Camille Enlart, Gothic Art and The Renaissance in Cyprus, trans. and ed. David Hunt (London: Trigraph Limited, 1987), plate VI.

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