Castles of the World

Castles of the World

Non-Fiction, Photography, Travel Photography, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 14/05/2021
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Synopsis

From the Highlands of Scotland to the plains of northern India, Castles of the World is a beautiful examination of past worlds viewed through strongholds that continue to enrich the modern landscape. They evoke an imagined age of aristocratic warriors and noble aspirations.
Presented in a handy, pocket-sized format, arranged chronologically and illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, Castles of the World examines more than 150 fortifications from across the world, from Cathar castles and Alpine schlösser to Norman keeps and Samurai strongholds. Discover how the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland was destroyed during the Jacobite rebellion of 1719; learn about Turkey’s Marmaris Castle, built in 1522 by Suleiman the Magnificent to support his attack on neighbouring Rhodes; and explore the Mughal-constructed Red Fort in Delhi, home of Muslim rulers from 1648 until 1803, and today a symbol of Indian nationalism.

  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781838860981
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 350g
  • Dimensions: 124 x 163 x 20 mm

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Castles of the World
Perfect for Armchair Travellers
This was a fab book full of photos and fascinating details from castles from around the world. It’s not just full of the usual suspects, but of castles I’d... READ MORE
Nicki M
Castles of the World
Plan your next trip
This is the perfect coffee table book. Lots of fascinating castles shown in beautiful pictures. Accompanying the image is a description of each building.... READ MORE
catherine Harrold
Castles of the World
Highly recommended
A fascinating book, richly illustrated that made me discover new castles and travel around the world. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and ... READ MORE
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