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A social and political history

Author: Norman J G Pounds
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Cambridge U.P, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman J G Pounds
ISBN: 0521458285 9780521458283 0521383498 9780521383493
OCLC Number: 851979372
Description: 357 pages
Contents: Preface; Part I. The First Century of English Feudalism: 1. Castles of the Conquest; 2. The castle in politics and war; 3. A pattern of castles; Part II. The Thirteenth Century: 4. The royal castle and public administration; 5. The castle in peace and war; 6. The baronial castle; 7. The frontier regions of medieval England; 8. Castle and community; 9. Castle and church; Part III. The Castle in the Later Middle Ages: 10. The changing role of the castle; 11. Tower-house, pele and bastle; 12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: (by) N.J.G. Pounds.


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