Anglo-Norman Castles

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Robert Liddiard
Boydell Press, 2003 - Architecture - 414 pages
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The castles of the eleventh and twelfth centuries remain among the most visible symbols of the Anglo-Norman world. This collection brings together for the first time some of the most significant articles in castle studies, with contributions from experts in history, archaeology and historic buildings. Castles remain a controversial topic of academic debate and here equal weight is given to seminal articles that have defined the study of the subject while at the same time emphasising newer approaches to the fortresses of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy. The studies in this volume range from discussions of the residential and military role of the castle to architectural symbolism and royal attitudes to baronial fortification. The result is a survey that offers an in-depth analysis of castle-building during the eleventh and twelfth centuries but which also places Anglo-Norman castles within their broader social, architectural and political context. Contributors: ANN WILLIAMS, RICHARD EALES, DEREK RENN, LAWRENCE BUTLER, ROBERT HIGHAM, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, R.ALLEN BROWN, CHARLES COULSON, SIDNEY PAINTER, FREDERICK C. SUPPE, GRANT G. SIMPSON, BRUCE WEBSTER, J.R. KENYON, THOMAS McNEILL, T.A. HESLOP, PHILIP DIXON, PAMELA MARSHALL, JOHN BLAIR, CHARLES COULSON, ROBERT LIDDIARD
  

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Contents

List of abbreviations xiii
14
Royal power and castles in Norman England
41
two sidelights from the Bayeux Tapestry
69
The origins of the honour of Richmond and its castles
91
a reassessment
105
Orderic Vitalis on castles
119
Royal castlebuilding in England 11541216
133
The castles of the anarchy
179
Charter evidence and the distribution of mottes in Scotland
223
NormannoWelsh castle warfare c 1075 to 1240
247
nostalgia and sophisticated living
273
a reassessment
297
The impact of Bouvines upon the fortresspolicy of Philip Augustus
357
Select Bibliography
389
General Index
404
Copyright

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Senior Lecturer in History, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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