This profusely illustrated and thoroughly researched book describes in detail the diverse methods used to attack and defend castles during the Middle Ages. In a groundbreaking studyathe first to shed light on the purpose, construction techniques, and effectiveness of medieval fortifications, noted nineteenth-century architect and writer Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc discusses such architectural elements as dungeons, keeps, battlements, and drawbridges. In addition to describing a vast number of European structuresaamong them fortifications at Carcassonne, Paris, Avignon, Vincennes, Lubeck, Milan, and Nurembergahe examines the use of artillery and trenches, as well as such weapons as battering rams, mines, and the long-bow. A concise, scholarly reference for architectural historians, this absorbing history will appeal as well to medievalists, military buffs, and anyone interested in the evolution and development of the castle.ESSAY. ON THE. MILITARY. ARCHITECTURE. OF THE. MIDDLE. AGES. TO write a general history of the art of fortification, from the days of antiquity to the present time, is one of the fine subjects lying open to the researches of archaeologists, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Castles and Warfare in the Middle Ages|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2013-01-16|