Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

by Charles Coulson
     
 

'The vast majority of castles in England, Wales, Ireland, and France have virtually no 'military history' of sieges or physical conflict across the whole panorama of more than five centuries'. This is quite a sobering thought.See more details below

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'The vast majority of castles in England, Wales, Ireland, and France have virtually no 'military history' of sieges or physical conflict across the whole panorama of more than five centuries'. This is quite a sobering thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199273638
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Castles: Ancient, Various, and Sociable
1. A Fresh Look at Early Castles
2. Variety Violated: Some Conceptual Problems
3. Some Social Relations of 'Castles and Fortresses'
Part II. Castles and the Public Interest
4. Noble Military 'Liberties', Ethos, and Ethics
5. Peacekeeping at Home and Abroad
6. Private Property but Public Utility
Part III. Castellans, Colonization, and Rural Community
7. Castle-Lords, Castle-Lordships, and Noble Civilization
8. Colonization and Fortresses
9. Population and Fortresses: Protection and Perquisites
Part IV. Castles and Circumstances of Widows, Guardians, and Heiresses
10. Female Castellans: Prevision not Prejudice
11. Ladies of Fortresses and Castle-Children
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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