Medieval Castles

Medieval Castles

Book - 1987
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From simple palisades to sophisticated fortress-palaces, this book explains how castles evolved to meet the demands of feudal society and improving technology. While centred on British castles, the book constantly sets them in a wider background and makes stimulating comparisons with developments in other countries to show the influences that affected castle builders. Conrad Cairns pays special attention to smaller castles, including the tower-houses of Scotland and Ireland and shows how the castle was also a residential construction. He describes how the changes which brought the Middle Ages to a close made the castle obsolete and how the name was inherited by forts and country houses.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780521315890
0521315891
Branch Call Number: J/940/.1/Cai 359403 1
J/940/.1/Cai 359401 1
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill., maps ; 21 x 22 cm. --

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