Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages

Castle Builders: Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages

by Malcolm Malcolm

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781593356
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Sales rank: 1,190,071
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 3.60(d)

About the Author

Malcolm Hislop is a buildings archaeologist and author with a special interest in medieval buildings. His doctoral thesis was based around the career of the Durham master mason, John Lewyn, one of the most prolific castle builders of the fourteenth century, and he has continued to maintain a keen interest in the process of medieval building design and construction. He is the author of John Lewyn of Durham, How to Build a Cathedral and How to Read Castles. Born in Yorkshire, he now lives in north-east Wales.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Earthworks 10

Chapter 3 Building In Timber 29

Chapter 4 Building In Stone 54

Chapter 5 Great Tower Builders Part 1: c. 900-1190 87

Chapter 6 Great Tower Builders Part 2: c. 1100-1500 110

Chapter 7 Military Engineering Part 1 137

Chapter 8 Military Engineering Part 2 165

Chapter 9 Domestic Engineering 186

Chapter 10 The Castle Builder's Aesthetic 210

Afterword 237

Glossary 238

Referenced Works 240

Notes 247

Index 258

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