Crusader Castle of the Teutonic Knights (1) AD 1230-1466

Crusader Castle of the Teutonic Knights (1) AD 1230-1466

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ISBN-13: 9781841765570
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: Fortress Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 853,290
Product dimensions: 7.23(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is recognised as one of the world's foremost military historians of the medieval and early modern periods. He first rose to prominence as a result of his book published in 1977, The Samurai: A Military History. Since then he has achieved equal fame in writing about European military subjects and has had over 30 books published.

Table of Contents

The development of the crusader castles4
The castle builders of the Teutonic Order
Castles and frontiers
The Prussian crusade
The fortress line expands
The first Prussian revolt
The second Prussian revolt
New castles and new enemies
Chronology16
Design features of the crusader castles17
The first wooden fortresses
The design of the brick castles
The construction and decoration of the castles
The crusader castle as a defensive system23
Control by castles
Brick walls and crossbows
Catapults and cannon
Typical crusader castles of Prussia26
The castle of the Amber Master
Marienburg the great
Other representative crusader castles
The castle and the town
Castles and cathedrals
The influence of the red-brick castles
The living site40
The castle garrison
The castle as economic centre
The castle as monastery
Communal life in the castle
Crime and punishment
The castle as hospital
Daily life in the castle in wartime
Operational history49
Siege warfare and the timber castles
Siege warfare and the brick castles
The later sieges
The fall of Marienburg
Aftermath58
The crusader castles today59
Bibliography and further reading63
Glossary63
Index64

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