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

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Taplinger Publishing Company, 1971 - Architecture, Medieval - 262 pages
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.

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Contents

Why Castles were Evolved
5
The Precursors of the Castle
15
The Motte and Bailey Castle
29
Copyright

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