Thomas Brosset

PhD student

Research Overview

I am a PhD student in medieval history at Lancaster University. My research deals with besieged perspective of siege warfare in medieval Syria and the Jazīra from 1097 to 1192. The subject focus implies to study both Crusading and Islamic history. The living and fighting experience of all inhabitants are central to this study, which aims to target every part of Oriental societies. The project focus on seven key areas to understand siege warfare: logistics, economy, intelligence, contacts with enemies, religion and ritual, counter-offensive, and urban combat.