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Castles of God : fortified religious buildings of the world

Author: Peter Harrison
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peter Harrison's purpose is to show how and why religious establishments incorporated military architecture. He considers this unstudied subject from a uniquely wide point of view, historical, military, and architectural. Every form of religious building that received fortifications is illustrated, from the humble parish churches of the Anglo-Scottish Borders to the Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama and the Vatican."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Harrison
ISBN: 1843830663 9781843830665
OCLC Number: 54024030
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Middle Eastern origins --
Ireland --
The crusades --
Great Britain --
Scandinavia --
France --
The eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe --
Central Europe --
Italy --
Russia --
America and the Philippines --
The Caucasus region --
Ethiopia --
Islam I --
Islam II --
Iran and Syria --
The Himalayan region.
Responsibility: Peter Harrison.
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An exploration of the incorporation of military architecture into religious buildings, the forms it took, and the circumstances which gave rise to it - from East to West.  Read more...

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