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Thomas Brosset

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Thomas Brosset

Lancaster University

Bowland College



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.

Thesis Title

Living and fighting in a besieged place in medieval Syria and the Jazīra (1097-1192).

Supervised By

Dr Sophie Therese Ambler

Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Research Grants

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Studentship, Lancaster University, 2020-2023.


2 year MA in History (2017-2019), University of Nantes, France.

1st year university diploma in Arabic language (2017-2018), University of Nantes, France.

Ba in History (2013-2017), Univeristy of Strasbourg, France.

Additional Information

Member of the Centre for War and Diplomacy and the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East.

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