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by Robin S Oggins


In "Castles and Fortresses," castle expert Robin Oggins discusses the history and evolution of the castle from .

In "Castles and Fortresses," castle expert Robin Oggins discusses the history and evolution of the castle from its modest beginnings through the war-torn Middle Ages to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when wealthy eccentrics began building or renovating castles of their own. This beautiful book takes the reader on a tour of the major castles of Europe and those the Crusaders built in the Middle East. Robin S. Oggins is a retired medieval historian and fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Vestal, New York

Castles and Fortresses book. As a university professor, Robin Oggins always illustrated his lectures with slides and photographs of the many places he discussed

Castles and Fortresses book. As a university professor, Robin Oggins always illustrated his lectures with slides and photographs of the many places he discussed. Curiously, many of these photos are NOT from his slides and seem more organized with less interpretation and relevance.

The book then chronicles the political histories of Europe's various regions and how castles formed according to their military needs. Though the text is a bit general, the book's large color photographs speak volumes. The pictures are bright and crisp, shot from wide and aerial angles, capturing the majesty of these fabled, architectural masterpieces and the lovely scenery surrounding them.

Take a tour of the most beautiful and historically significant castles ever built through the pages of this stunning book. Take a tour of the most beautiful and historically significant castles ever built through the pages of this stunning book.

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The Book of Fortresses (Portuguese: Livro de Fortalezas) is a sixteenth-century manuscript written in 1509-1510 by the Royal Clerk Duarte de Armas at the behest King Manuel I of Portugal. The book is considered to be a valuable source for the study of cartography and military architecture of the kingdom of Portugal.

So you thought a man's home was his castle, eh? In fact, it was more likely to have been his fortress. Great book for planning a castle sightseeing trip to Europe. I would also recommend 'The Medieval Fortress - Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages'. It has a ton of pics, history and floorplans; 10 times better than Sidney Toy's book on Castles.

Castles and Fortresses :: Castle Island, Ireland. Lough Key Forest Park is located in an area of great historical interest and is comprised of vast woodland and numerous islands. There is reference to Castle Island in the annals of Lough Ce as early as 1184. Castles and Fortresses.

100 color illus. 10 1/2 x 12 1/4.
Samuhn
This large picture book shows how castles evolved all over Europe. The book is organized by region and thus allows one to study the different regional styles. The rule was that you had to build a castle on a commanding hill and have access to water. With these conditions met, a strong castle could serve as a refuge and survive a long and expensive siege.

There is romanticism to castles that one doesn't always feel upon visiting them. If you visit an old stone castle on a cold and windy day, you'll understand the tradeoffs made between comfort and security. But the pictures are all breathtaking. These were the architectural marvels of their time and the most powerful people ruled from them.

The later castles look so much more inviting and often have well-tended gardens and landscaping to add to their beauty. With the advent of gun powder, the linear walls of the great castles became obsolete. After that, walls had to be made on an incline, but their days were numbered. Finally, the rich and powerful moved to the larger towns and the ruins all tell their own story. This is a beautiful picture book.
Wal
A really (really) big book, full of gorgeous pictures! I haven't had the chance to completely read through it yet, but from the tidbits that I've read this book seems very informative.
Coiwield
This is a very nice book and was in good shape. Great price for a book with nice photos. I will enjoy this book for years.
Beabandis
Fantastic! my first purchase on Amazon so went cheap and was thrilled with the book and it's condition
Nightscar
My husband is in the process of building a miniature castle for the grandkids. This book is incredibly awesome!
LeXXXuS
Bought this book as a gift for my dad's birthday. He totally loved it! it has more reading than images though, but if you like to read, then, that is what you are looking for
Kardana
Tour guide to history and spotlight examples throughout the world, including Europe, and modern works in North America along with palaces and walled towns.
Incredible to eye these rising fortresses into the sky, out of rivers and on top of mountains, they are living monuments of protection and engineering and dungeons, etc.
Makes for great reading and viewing.
Lots of good pictures and general information.
Castles and Fortresses ebook
Author:
Robin S Oggins
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EPUB size:
1522 kb
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1878 kb
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Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Books (January 1, 1998)
Pages:
120 pages
Rating:
4.2
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