A report on Concentric castle, Castle and Krak des Chevaliers
A concentric castle is a castle with two or more concentric curtain walls, such that the outer wall is lower than the inner and can be defended from it.- Concentric castle
The layout was square (at Belvoir and Beaumaris) where the terrain permitted, or an irregular polygon (at Krak and Margat) where curtain walls of a spur castle followed the contours of a hill.- Concentric castle
The Hospitallers began rebuilding the castle in the 1140s and were finished by 1170 when an earthquake damaged the castle.- Krak des Chevaliers
After a second phase of building was undertaken in the 13th century, Krak des Chevaliers became a concentric castle.- Krak des Chevaliers
These changes in defence have been attributed to a mixture of castle technology from the Crusades, such as concentric fortification, and inspiration from earlier defences, such as Roman forts.- Castle
The orders were responsible for the foundation of sites such as Krak des Chevaliers, Margat, and Belvoir.- Castle
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Margat, also known as Marqab (قلعة المرقب), is a castle near Baniyas, Syria, which was a Crusader fortress and one of the major strongholds of the Knights Hospitaller.
In 1188, Saladin marched on Margat having left Krak des Chevaliers in search of easier prey.
Like the Krak des Chevaliers, Margat is a large spur castle with many typical elements of a concentric castle.