Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Fortresses of Faith: A Pictorial History of the Fortified Churches of Romania
Foyalty 90

Fortresses of Faith: A Pictorial History of the Fortified Churches of Romania (Paperback)

£29.99
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

For nearly a thousand years, the Saxon settlers from the Rhine valley played a vital role in the history of Transylvania until their diaspora in the second half of the twentieth century. Fortresses of Faith focuses on their magnificent architectural legacy - the fortress-churches or kirchenburgen of the Seibenburgen. After a comprehensive introduction covering history, architecture, and decor, the author takes us on an enthralling photographic tour, helpfully arranged for travelers into the areas surrounding Sibiu, Medias, Sighisoara, and Brasov.



Alan Ogden's black and white photographs poignantly capture the moody images of these "stone war-horses of Christendom," many of which are now without congregations and prey to the dilapidation of time. It is a superb photographic record with a broad appeal to overseas descendants of Transylvanian Saxons, tourists, and students of Romanian history.



Alan Ogden, received enthusiastic support from historians in Germany and Romania, who shared his vision of sounding the alarm about the uncertain future of this forgotten heritage of Christian Europe. He is the author of Romania Revisited: On the Trail of English Travellers, 1602-1941, published by the Center for Romanian Studies.

Alan Ogden is the author of Romania Revisited: On the Trail of English Travellers, 1602-1941, published by the Center for Romanian Studies.

More books by Alan Ogden

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.
 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 1-2 Days
Click and Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop
Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Delivery Help & FAQs
 

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Visual Lecturae Dantis I
(Hardback)
Matthew Collins
 
 
£98.00
 
Paolo Veneziano: the Art of Painting...
(Hardback)
John Witty; Laura Llewellyn
 
 
£50.00
 
Mirrors and Mirroring from Antiquity...
(Paperback)
Maria Gerolemou; Lilia Diamantopoulou
 
 
£28.99
 
The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval...
(Hardback)
Elina Gertsman
 
 
£99.95
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close