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By Robert Liddiard

This final decade has obvious a revolution in our knowing of the fortress. earlier students have considered it as primarily a army constitution. fortress students now paint a extra advanced photo, emphasizing the castleÆs symbolic projection of energy, its place within the wider panorama or even its aesthetic function. This wide-ranging e-book makes this re-examination to be had to a new new release of chateau fans. concentrating on the wealthy historical past of chateau archaeology in England and Wales, Robert Liddiard bargains a clean and holistic viewpoint on those enigmatic medieval constructions. He examines not only the structure yet its wider social and panorama context. to boot as providing new insights into popular subject matters reminiscent of the Norman Conquest and siege struggle, he additionally covers intimately extra unique parts of analysis: the designed, decorative landscapes that were chanced on at fort websites; the depiction of castles in literature; and the symbolic values that came across expression in citadel structure. His goal is to appreciate how humans skilled castles within the center a long time, and accordingly to provide an explanation for why they have been such powerful icons of lordship. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white, this booklet will make the reader see afresh the good stone retains that also dominate the English and Welsh geographical region - frequently greater than 700 years after they have been built.
Robert Liddiard is Lecturer in panorama background on the college of East Anglia, Norwich.

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