western fortresses built in muslim lands
It Didn’t Work Then,
Castles of the Crusaders by W. Müller-Wiener
Krak des Chevaliers was captured and expanded
into a fortress by Christian Crusaders in 1150.
The outer curtained wall alone incorporates seven
towers. It was garrisoned by more than 2,000
troops. Muslim Baibars recaptured it in 1271. It is