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

Author: Charles Coulson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2005] ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to overturn many traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. This book proposes a fresh understanding of the function and symbolism of castles,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulson
ISBN: 9780199273638 0199273634
OCLC Number: 884734464
Description: xi, 441 pages ; 24 cm
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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