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Nevertheless, news now arrived that the Venetians were sending substantial support to the Cypriot king, who had also assembled a large army to attack the raiders. So the Mamluks abandoned Limassol, defeated the Cypriot army in several small skirmishes, then sailed home with much more booty than before and over a thousand prisoners. Gunpowder artillery was now having a major influence upon both defence and attack.

12 Earlier arrow-slit, closed off after the subsequent remodelling of the main gate complex. 13 Plan of the castle. 30 UK Text (SW) JOB:E10-91652 TITLE:FOR 59 175# DTP:39 PAGE:30 001_064_91652(39) 11/1/06 8:25 AM Page 31 Second Crusader period 11 10 First Crusader period 12 Byzantine/Turkish additions 5 4 4 9 4 6 4 8 7 13 31 UK Text (SW) JOB:E10-91652 TITLE:FOR 59 175# DTP:39 PAGE:31 001_064_91652(39) 11/1/06 8:26 AM Page 32 Greek island fortifications: A The fortified village of Megalo Horio on the island of Tilos: 1 – entrance; 2 – church; 3 – possible artillery platform; 4 – water storage areas; 5 – inner bailley; 6 – tower; 7 – possible postern gate (after Short).

Instead, the Latin aristocracy largely lived in towns, and their rural manors were rarely fortified. There were similarly few castles in Crusader-ruled central Greece, despite this being an exposed and vulnerable frontier area. Instead it seems to have been dominated by an anarchic elite of knights and sergeants who could only afford to build modest towers. Castles were more abundant in southern Greece, where their primary function was apparently to store and display wealth. At first the hugely outnumbered Crusaders mostly lived in isolated mountain-top castles and fortified rural mansions, confident in their military superiority, though many also had town houses.

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