History of Shobak Castle related to Crusades
Summary of Shobak Castle
1115 The castle of Mont Real is establsiehd by Baldwin I, the Latin King of Jerusalem.
1142 Kerak assumes the administrative functions that had previously rested in Shauback
1189 Salah al din captures Shobak. The castle and territory granted to his brother, Al Adil.
Passes to Al Adil's son and descendants.
1263 Mamluk governor appointed at Shobak
1280 Sultan Qala'un causes damage to the castle
1293 Sultan Khalil causes damage to the castle
late 13th c. Mamluk Sultan Lajin sees to repairs of the castle
1516 Ottoman troops garrison in the castle
mid 16th c. Tribal rebellion eliminates the Ottoman garrison
A portion of the castle generally dated to the the post-Crusader
phase. Probably Mamluk.
1989 Shaubak in Archaeology of Jordan: Field Reports Sites L-Z. Peeters, Leuven.