"David Nicolle's Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571
tells of early fortifications built by Crusaders, Genoese and others which defened against an array of threats from pirates to Catalan mercenaries, surveying the design and technology of key fortresses..." -California Bookwatch
"You are not going to find a book on the trade market with this much information and detail on these castles, so the book is a must for those who desire this type of information or just want a complete set of Nicolle's work because he could not include all this in his major set of reference books." -J.E. Kaufmann, Site O
About the Author
David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK. The author lives in Leicestershire, UK.