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Castles of the World (Paperback)

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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 schloesser 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.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureResidential buildings, domestic buildingsHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world history Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9781838860981  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Phyllis G. Jestice is Professor of Medieval European History and former Chair of the Department of History at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, where she regularly teaches about vikings, crusaders, and the 100 Years War. A devoted teacher, Jestice enjoys writing for both academic and popular audiences. Her most recent monograph is Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty: Women and Rule in Tenth-century Germany (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

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