Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe An Illustrated History

Taal: Engels
Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780786460991
  • januari 2011
  • 335 pagina's
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During the Middle Ages, castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape. As central powers rose and fell, the insecurity of the time inspired a revival of fortification techniques first introduced in the Roman Empire. Despite limitations in construction techniques and manpower, medieval fortifications were continuously adapted to meet new political circumstances and weapons technology. Here is an illustrated guide to the architecture of medieval fortifications, from the first castles to the fortified cities of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In hundreds of detailed and thoroughly researched pen-and-ink drawings, artist Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage introduces the reader to a heterogeneous group of buildings whose unique characteristics show the development and diversity of European medieval military architecture. Each drawing is accompanied by detailed text describing types of buildings (e.g., motte-and-bailey castles), built-in defenses (arrow slits, pepper-pot towers), and particular castles and cities (the Mont-Saint-Michel, the city of Jerusalem). Elements of medieval warfare and weaponry are also covered in drawings and text.

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a wonderfully illustrated, comprehensive volume...useful...a good read --De Re Militari; meticulous pen-and-ink drawings...detailed, well-captioned drawings...military history enthusiasts will love this book --VOYA; will be of interest --Reference Reviews; excellent...valuable...wealth of information...a useful research tool --Mediaevistik; a clear, detailed, and beautifully illustrated survey...useful --Reference & Research Book News.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2010-12-01
Aantal pagina's
335 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Jean-Denis Lepage
Uitgever
Mcfarland & Co Inc

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9780786460991

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2011-01-15
Subtitel
An Illustrated History
Thema Qualifier Code
1D
Thema Subject Code
NHDJ

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