Castle (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Castle (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Christopher Gravett
     
 

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Be an eyewitness to the exciting world of the medieval castle, from the dramatic methods used to defend and attack castles to what life was really like for the people living inside its mighty battlements. See a giant crossbow on wheels. Find out why round towers were better than square ones. Discover what was on the menu at a typical banquet.  See more details below

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Be an eyewitness to the exciting world of the medieval castle, from the dramatic methods used to defend and attack castles to what life was really like for the people living inside its mighty battlements. See a giant crossbow on wheels. Find out why round towers were better than square ones. Discover what was on the menu at a typical banquet.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Crisp photographs of art and artifacts from Europe's Middle Ages highlight "Eyewitness Book" overviews of the feudal system from a castle's construction and life. The two-page "displays" are annotated views that include, the manor's lady and lord, Crusaders, and Japan's samurai; in the second, French, Spanish, German, and Japanese fortress homes, medieval livestock-quite different from today's, and carpenters' and cooks' equipment. Knight's a perfect companion book offers descriptions of the warriors, their fighting techniques and flexible fashions- from functional chain mail to decorative body armor.
From the Publisher
"A welcome addition to the popular series." School Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789464590
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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