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Domus And Dār: Architectural Sources And Influences On The Frankish House

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The Frankish settlers in the towns and villages of the Latin East came from many diff erent regions in Europe. In Jerusalem the majority of the population probably came from France but there were settlers and pilgrims from Spain, Germany, Hungary and many other parts of Europe. In Acre many of the citizens were merchants, from the maritime cities of ItalyGenoa, Venice and Pisaas well as from Provence and Spain; and parts of the city were occupied chiefly by settlers from England and Germany. On the basis of their family names we learn that even in the planned villages set up by the Franks in the rural. The term town house in the West is often synonymous with the merchant house. The basic elements in a medieval town house in the West were a hall, a bedchamber, a kitchen and a work and storage area that doubled as a shop.

Keywords: europe; FRANKISH settlers; jerusalem; latin east; maritime cities



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