Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe: An Illustrated HistoryJean-Denis G.G. Lepage / Aug 18, 2019
Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe An Illustrated History During the Middle Ages castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape As central powers rose and fell the insecurity of the time inspired a revival of fortific
During the Middle Ages, castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape As central powers rose and fell, the insecurity of the time inspired a revival of fortification techniques first introduced in the Roman Empire Despite limitations in construction techniques and manpower, medieval fortifications were continuously adapted to meetDuring the Middle Ages, castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape As central powers rose and fell, the insecurity of the time inspired a revival of fortification techniques first introduced in the Roman Empire Despite limitations in construction techniques and manpower, medieval fortifications were continuously adapted to meet new political circumstances and weapons technology Here is an illustrated guide to the architecture of medieval fortifications, from the first castles to the fortified cities of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries In hundreds of detailed and thoroughly researched pen and ink drawings, artist Jean Denis G.G Lepage introduces the reader to a heterogeneous group of buildings whose unique characteristics show the development and diversity of European medieval military architecture Each drawing is accompanied by detailed text describing types of buildings e.g motte and bailey castles , built in defenses arrow slits, pepper pot towers , and particular castles and cities the Mont Saint Michel, the city of Jerusalem Elements of medieval warfare and weaponry are also covered in drawings and text.
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