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Castles & fortifications books

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Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty by Jennifer Mitchelhill, David Green Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty
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The Castles of Japan are both technical and aesthetic marvels. They are technical marvels in that they are perfectly suited to their roles of defensive fortresses and administrative centers in time of war. They are aesthetic marvels in that every...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2018

World's Most Beautiful Castles by Jasmina Trifoni World's Most Beautiful Castles

When the Roman legions could no longer successfully defend the borders of the Empire, and its territory was prey to raids and invasions by foreign peoples and armies, there arose the need for a new form of defence. Thus were...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East by Bernadette Fallon Cathedrals of Britain: London and the South East

We delve deep inside some of the most famous cathedrals in the country to find the links with a medieval past that still resonate strongly with our lives today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

Ashford Castle by Stanley Stewart Ashford Castle

Nestled on the shore of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle has only grown in esteem over the last eight centuries, passing through the hands of esteemed Lords and Ladies and hosting visitors over the years ranging from King George V, Oscar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Exploring Ireland's Castles by Tarquin Blake Exploring Ireland's Castles

In his latest book, Tarquin Blake takes us on a photographic tour of Anglo-Norman fortresses, medieval towers, fortified houses and the neo-Gothic piles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Scottish Castles Scotland'S Most Dramatic Castles and Strongholds by Chris Tabraham Scottish Castles Scotland'S Most Dramatic Castles and Strongholds

A pocket-sized guide to nearly 140 of Scotland's most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Capture the Castle by Sam Smiles, Tim Craven, Steve Marshall, Anne Anderson Capture the Castle
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

Castles and Forts from Around the World 2018 Castles and Forts - Residences and Strongholds by Calvendo Castles and Forts from Around the World 2018 Castles and Forts - Residences and Strongholds

All around the world, historical castles and fortresses offered a safe haven from enemy attacks. Massive walls with tiny windows, towers, turrets, moats and drawbridges are the classic features of these castles which have survived the centuries. Calvendo calendars are...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

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Cryptic Concrete A Subterranean Journey Into Cold War Germany by Ian Klinke Cryptic Concrete A Subterranean Journey Into Cold War Germany

Cryptic Concrete sets out to understand the inner workings of the Cold War state. In an attempt to grapple with the architecture, both material and ideological, that was designed to protect and take life in nuclear war, the book examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2018

Castles A visual history of fortified structures by Charles Stephenson Castles A visual history of fortified structures

Castles takes a uniquely architectural approach to deconstructing all forms of fortification, showing how the work of architect, stonemason, and engineer evolved to repel the increasingly destructive power of artillery. While the classic medieval castle is analyzed in detail, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2018

Other books in this genre

Chateaux Forts Et Fortifications Du Monde 2018 Chateaux Forts Et Fortifications - Lieux Defensifs Et De Villegiature by Calvendo Chateaux Forts Et Fortifications Du Monde 2018 Chateaux Forts Et Fortifications - Lieux Defensifs Et De Villegiature

Dans le monde entier, les fortifications assurent une retraite en lieu sur et garantissent la defense face a l'ennemi. Dotees de murs massifs et ponctuees de petites ouvertures, les forteresses s'elevent avec dignite et majeste. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

Hill-Forts of the Cotswolds by Sean Campbell Hill-Forts of the Cotswolds

Explores Gloucestershire's fascinating hill-forts.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2016

The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales by Diane Williams The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales

The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales publishes the proceedings of a conference held in 2007 which set out to review recent scholarship on castles that he built in north Wales after two wars, in 1277 and 1282-83 and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2016

Castle Builders Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages by Malcolm James Baillie-Hislop Castle Builders Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages

The only book which holds castle construction as the main theme
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016

Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales How to Interpret the History and Meaning of Masonry and Earthworks by Lise Hull Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales How to Interpret the History and Meaning of Masonry and Earthworks

Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/02/2016

The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England by Abigail Wheatley The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England

A new way of looking at the medieval castle - as a cultural reflection of the society that produced it, seen through art and literature.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015

The Story of the Tower of London by Tracy Borman The Story of the Tower of London

The Tower of London commissioned this captivating new history of a world-renowned palace, as told through the stories of its residents over the past 1,000 years. It reveals the lifestyles of its monarchs, their mistresses, courtiers and servants as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/06/2015

Castles of Wales by Alan Philips Castles of Wales

The fascinating story of the buildings that have helped to defend Wales throughout its history from the Iron Age to the twentieth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2014

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