The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages

The Medieval Fortress Castles Forts And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages The great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world Today the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites Unlike many other books

  • Title: The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages
  • Author: J.E. Kaufmann Robert M. Jurga
  • ISBN: 9780306813580
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • The great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites Unlike many other books on castles, The Medieval Fortress is unique in its comprehensive treatment of these architectural wonders from a military perspective.The Medieval Fortress includes an analThe great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites Unlike many other books on castles, The Medieval Fortress is unique in its comprehensive treatment of these architectural wonders from a military perspective.The Medieval Fortress includes an analysis of the origins and evolution of castles and other walled defenses, a detailed description of their major components, and the reasons for their eventual decline The authors, acclaimed fortification experts J.E and H.W Kaufmann, explain how the military strategies and weapons used in the Middle Ages led to many modifications of these structures All of the representative types of castles and fortifications are discussed, from the British Isles, Ireland, France, Germany, Moorish Spain, Italy, as far east as Poland and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East Over 200 photographs and 300 extraordinarily detailed technical drawings, plans, and sketches by Robert M Jurga accompany and enrich the main text.

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    1. The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages by J.E. Kaufmann and H.W. Kaufmann is one of the most comprehensive, detailed books on castle architecture in the medieval period. The book is split into five major sections: Elements of Medieval Fortifications, Early Medieval Fortifications, The Age of Castles, Decline of the High Castle Walls, and Medieval Castles and Fortifications (this last section showing detailed architectural plans of a number of castles througho [...]

    2. This heavily illustrated volume should appeal to students of military history and medieval history generally, and also to wargamers and interested tourists. It opens with a general history of fortifications (mostly but not entirely in Western Europe) from late antiquity to the decline of the high-walled defensive wall with the advent of cannon, discussing every aspect of castle and fortress design in all their variations, and with detailed plans and line drawings on almost every page, as well as [...]

    3. This is one of the most comprehensive castle related books I have ever read.While other books may talk about the technical end, or may just give you diagrams, or may just give you timelines with photos of other castles - this book gives detailed history of specific castles, the whys, the hows, and couples them with cross referenced diagrams that are easy to understand at just a glance.This book is a prime resource for anyone interested in the general evolution of European/Medieval Fortresses/Cas [...]

    4. An excellent reference work, especially if you are designing a castle for use in fiction, whether for something written or your tabletop gaming campaign. If authenticity or accuracy is very important, I'd recommend doing further research with the sources listed in the bibliography. This is very reliant on drawings, and the photos are unfortunately all black and white.

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