The Medieval Fortresses



The Medieval Fortresses The castles of the Medieval world continue to interest readers, both as architectural wonders and because of their dramatic role in world history The general public is largely unaware of just how many castles survive today or over how wide an area of Europe and the Middle East they are to be found.Fortifications specialist J.E and H.W Kaufmann and technical artist Robert Jurga authors of the acclaimed Fortress Europe European Fortifications of World War II have once again combined European sources and personal observations to present a unique portrait of military architecture They reveal how the medieval fortress combined both Roman and barbarian features, with some influences from as far away as China Detailed coverage is given for castles in the British Isles, France, Germany, Moorish Spain, and as far east as Poland and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East The Medieval Fortress covers the origin and evolution of the castles and other walled defenses, their major components, and the reasons for their eventual decline, which was not solely due to the introduction of gunpowder Also receiving extensive coverage are the weapons and equipment of garrisons and besieging troops Over a hundred photographs and 150 extraordinarily detailed technical drawings accompany the main text, which also takes an in depth look at representative castles of each major type. Best Read [ The Medieval Fortresses ] by [ Joseph E. Kaufmann ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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The Medieval Fortresses  By Joseph E. Kaufmann IBN : 1580970621 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Medieval Fortresses
  • Joseph E. Kaufmann
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 1580970621

10 thoughts on “The Medieval Fortresses

  1. Jack Tyler says:

    Back when I was endeavoring to write classic Tolkien style fantasy, I bought this book as a guide to how fortresses in the pre gunpowder age were built, manned, invested, and captured It is a quite decent guide to those aspects for writers, students, and anyone else who has an interest in those subjects It is not a thrilling read It isn t a textbook, full of jargon and statistics, but it is dry and unexciting If you have a burning need or high curiosity about the subject, then consider my ra Back when I was endeavoring to write classic Tolkien style fantasy, I bought this book as a guide to how fortresses in the pre gunpowder age were built, manned, invested, and captured It is a quite decent guide to those aspects for writers, students, and anyone else who has an interest in those subjects It is not a thrilling read It isn t a textbook, full of jargon and statistics, but it is dry and unexciting If you have a burning need or high curiosity about the subject, then con...

  2. Stephen Simpson says:

    An excellent reference work on the subject, although it is limited to Europe with a small amount of the Mideast Central Asia It doesn t have quite the bits and pieces detail of Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe Lepage , but it s not that much less On the other hand, this book containshistorical information about castles and their place in the historical context There s also a good list of castles by geography and castle plans layouts It s not perfect, but it is very An excellent reference work on the subject, although it is limited to Europe with a small amount of the Mideast Central Asia It doesn t have quite the bits and pieces detail of Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe Lepage , but it s not that much less On the other hand, this book containshistorical information about castles and their place in the historical context There s also a good list of castles by geography and castle plans layouts It...

  3. Walt says:

    One of the best books on the subject The authors blend together imagery and analysis very well.

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