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Castles : a history of fortified structures : ancient, medieval & modern

Author: Charles Stephenson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Examines the development and function of castle, forts, walls, fortifications, and fortified cities throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Stephenson
ISBN: 9780312541408 0312541406
OCLC Number: 701806396
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Section 1: The Ancient World. Ancient near East ; Ancient Europe --
Section 2: Western castles of the Middle Ages. Early British medieval castles, 1066-1200 ; Late British medieval castles, 1200-1500 ; French medieval castles --
Section 3: Eastern castles of the Middle Ages & Early Modern Period. Islamic & Crusader castles ; Russian Kremlins ; Indian fortresses --
Section 4: Castles of East Asia. Chinese walls ; Japanese castles --
Section 5: Responses to gunpowder ; North American colonial forts ; Eighteenth-century artillery fortresses ; Modern navel fortresses ; Polygonal forts --
Glossary --
Resources --
Gazetteer.
Responsibility: consultant editor, Charles Stephenson.

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Examines the development and function of castle, forts, walls, fortifications, and fortified cities throughout history.

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