Full Title: The Armenians in Cilicia: Fortifications and Rural settlements in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, c.1100–1375
Grant Recipient: Dweezil Vandekerckhove, Cardiff University
Under BIAA SRI(s): Migration, Minorities and regional identities, Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and environmental perspective and Cultural heritage, society and the economy
Summary: My PhD traces the origins and development of fortified sites and their relationship to rural settlements in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. It aims to contribute to our understanding of Armenian fortifications within the wider context of rural and urban landscape development in the Eastern Mediterranean region.