The Medieval Fortress: castles, Forts, And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages

Paperback | April 14, 2004

byJ.e. Kaufmann, H.w. Kaufmann, Robert M. Jurga

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The great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world. Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites. Unlike many other books on castles, The Medieval Fortress is unique in its comprehensive treatment of these architectural wonders from a military perspective.The Medieval Fortress includes an analysis of the origins and evolution of castles and other walled defenses, a detailed description of their major components, and the reasons for their eventual decline. The authors, acclaimed fortification experts J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann, explain how the military strategies and weapons used in the Middle Ages led to many modifications of these structures. All of the representative types of castles and fortifications are discussed, from the British Isles, Ireland, France, Germany, Moorish Spain, Italy, as far east as Poland and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East. Over 200 photographs and 300 extraordinarily detailed technical drawings, plans, and sketches by Robert M. Jurga accompany and enrich the main text.

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The great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world. Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites. Unlike many other books on castles, The Medieval Fortress is unique in its comprehensive treatment of these architectural wonders from a military perspective....

J.E. Kaufmann is the author of six books on fortifications. He and his wife, H.W. Kaufmann, live in San Antonio, Texas. H.W. Kaufmann is the wife of J.E. Kaufmann, the author of six books on fortifications. They live in San Antonio, Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 14, 2004Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306813580

ISBN - 13:9780306813580

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book on castles I was looking for Want a detailed account of castles? Their defense measures with diagrams of all the possibilities? Floorplans? Histories? Than this is the perfect book for you.
Date published: 2006-07-24