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Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare

Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare

ISBN: 9780007455584
Publisher: HarperPress
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2012-09-27
Number of pages: 336

HardCover. Pub Date :2012-09-27 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: HarperPress Join TVs Dan Snow as the fully illustrated 'Battle Castles' brings to thrilling life a cavalcade of medieval fortifications and the clashes that turned empires to dust and mortals into legends.Castles and their ruins still dominate the landscape and are a constant reminder to us of a time when violence. or the threat of it. was the norm.Dan Snow explores the worlds greatest medieval castles: from Dover Castle to Chateau Gaillard. Richard Is fortress in Normandy. and Castillo de Gibalfaro. the last vanguard of Moorish rule in Spain. to Krak des Chevaliers in Syria - an astounding feat of engineering by the Crusaders.Each castles story is dramatically recounted: the building techniques. the weapons used and daily life within the walls. Spanning the globe. and using the latest CGI reconstruction...

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