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Castles of Europe from Charlemagne to the Renaissance,

Author: William Anderson
Publisher: New York, Random House [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Presents the general development of castles chronologically and deals with castles of selected countries. Emphasis is on the origin of the castle concept, on the defensive and offensive functions of castles, on their impact on medieval politics and society, and on their eventual demise.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Anderson
OCLC Number: 100048
Description: 304 pages illustrations (some color), maps, plans 32 cm
Contents: The origins of the European castle --
Castles in an age of conquest --
Castles of the 12th and 13th centuries : soldiers, masons, ladies, and lovers --
Capetians and Angevins : Crusader, French, English, and Iberian castles in the 12th and 13th centuries --
Hohenstaufens and communes : German, Austrian, Swiss, and Italian castles of the 12th and 13th centuries --
Warfare, courts, and castles in the 14th and 15th centuries --
French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese castles of the 14th and 15th centuries --
Castles of Eastern, Central, and Mediterranean Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries --
Kings, cannons, and gunpowder --
Changes and transformations : the later history of the castle.
Responsibility: by William Anderson. Photos. by Wim Swaan. Foreword by John Hackett.

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Presents the general development of castles chronologically and deals with castles of selected countries. Emphasis is on the origin of the castle concept, on the defensive and offensive functions of castles, on their impact on medieval politics and society, and on their eventual demise.

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