Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War

Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War

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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:
9781566194587
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/1994
Edition description:
Barnes and Noble Edition
Pages:
262

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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The Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I read this book in short order - not only does the author's writing style reflect that smug British subdued humor - but the content is absorbing. The source of common words, midevil life, defense tactics, technology, food, sex, and castles - its all here. It's best to read this book like a newspaper - choose a chapter, enjoy and flip forward or back. A treat and a value. Enjoy!