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The Medieval Fortresses: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages

The Medieval Fortresses: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages (Hardback)

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A highly illustrated, eye-opening look at the history and architecture of these man-made wonders. Medieval castles continue to fascinate us, but few readers are aware just how many survive or over how wide an area they are found. For history buff and tourist alike, this handsomely produced book provides detailed coverage of castles in the British Isles, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East. The castles of the Medieval world continue to interest readers, both as architectural wonders and because of their dramatic role in world history. The general public is largely unaware of just how many castles survive today or over how wide an area of Europe and the Middle East they are to be found.Fortifications specialist J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann and technical artist Robert Jurga (authors of the acclaimed Fortress Europe: European Fortifications of World War II ) have once again combined European sources and personal observations to present a unique portrait of military architecture. They reveal how the medieval fortress combined both Roman and barbarian features, with some influences from as far away as China.

Detailed coverage is given for castles in the British Isles, France, Germany, Moorish Spain, and as far east as Poland and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East. The Medieval Fortress covers the origin and evolution of the castles and other walled defenses, their major components, and the reasons for their eventual decline, which was not solely due to the introduction of gunpowder. Also receiving extensive coverage are the weapons and equipment of garrisons and besieging troops. Over a hundred photographs and 150 extraordinarily detailed technical drawings accompany the main text, which also takes an in-depth look at representative castles of each major type.

History & PoliticsMilitary Studies Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 21/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9781580970624  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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