The Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War

The Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War

by Philip Warner
     
 

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The influence of the castle, both on the course of history and on the lives of the people who lived in them, has never been fully explored-until now. This fascinating book examines the evolution of the medieval castle, from the rigid social structure of its society to the types of weapons, training, and tactics employed during wartime. Above all, The Medieval

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The influence of the castle, both on the course of history and on the lives of the people who lived in them, has never been fully explored-until now. This fascinating book examines the evolution of the medieval castle, from the rigid social structure of its society to the types of weapons, training, and tactics employed during wartime. Above all, The Medieval Castle is a book about the daily life-from clothes and food to recreation and customs-and the people who made their homes inside a military fortress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141390703
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Series:
Classic History Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Philip Warner was, for many years, senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England. He is the author of a number of books including Sieges of the Middle Ages.

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