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Castles in medieval society : fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the central Middle Ages

Author: Charles Coulson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demolishing the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly military in their function, this book overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulson
ISBN: 0198208243 9780198208242
OCLC Number: 644087358
Description: XI, 441 Seiten
Contents: PART I. CASTLES: ANCIENT, VARIOUS, AND SOCIABLE ; 1. A Fresh Look at Early Castles ; 2. Variety Violated: Some Conceptual Problems ; 3. Some Social Relations of 'Castles and Fortresses' ; PART II. CASTLES AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST ; 4. Noble Military 'Liberties', Ethos, and Ethics ; 5. Peacekeeping at Home and Abroad ; 6. Private Property but Public Utility ; PART III. CASTELLANS, COLONIZATION, AND RURAL COMMUNITY ; 7. Castle-Lords, Castle-Lordships, and Noble Civilization ; 8. Colonization and Fortresses ; 9. Population and Fortresses: Protection and Perquisites ; PART IV. CASTLES AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF WIDOWS, GUARDIANS, AND HEIRESSES ; 10. Female Castellans: Prevision not Prejudice ; 11. Ladies of Fortresses and Castle-Children ; Epilogue ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Charles L.H. Coulson.

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...There can be no doubt that this is an important, agenda-setting work...nobody with any interest in the medieval castle can afford to ignore it.

 
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