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Citadels of power : the castle in history and archaeology

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  • Narrator: Thomas J. Finan
    Publisher:
    Recorded Books, 2011
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Finan, Thomas
    Contributor: Recorded Books, LLC.
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2011
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    Copyrighted
    2011
    Summary:

    Professor Finan examines the castle from a variety of contemporary perspectives, including those of history, archaeology, geography, and landscape studies. The course also covers the morphology of medieval fortifications and castles and considers the social and landscape natures of castles, as well as the role of the castle in Europe.

    Contents:
    • What is a castle? Why study a castle?
    • Earthen and timber castles
    • Building a castle
    • The Norman stone keep
    • The concentric castle
    • The social orginization of castles
    • The landscape of castles
    • Sieges
    • Castles in the kingdom of England
    • The castles of Wales
    • Castles in Ireland and Scotland
    • Castles in France
    • Crusader castles
    • The end of castles.
    Original Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781461825593