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The History of Castles: Fortifications Around the World

Название: The History of Castles: Fortifications Around the World
Автор: Christopher Gravett
Издательство: The Lyons Press
ISBN: 1585744352
Год: 2001
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 196
Размер: 53,0 МБ
Язык: Английский

Gravett (Bosworth 1485), an internationally recognized medieval expert and chief curator at Her Majesty's Tower of London, has put together a spectacular volume filled with breathtaking photography and fascinating history surrounding the building and lives of castles. Tackling the subject on a massive and global scale, Gravett explores castles in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as other fortifications in India, China, Japan, and Central and South America, and forts in the United States. He shows castles as symbols of power and places built for defense, administration, and the dispensation of justice. He also discusses religious battles and siege warfare. The book contains 200 beautiful color photographs, 30 reconstructions, 70 detailed maps, and an excellent index and table of contents. Although it makes for a handy traveling companion, this book also belongs in history and architecture collections.

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