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The Medieval Castle in England and Wales
A Political and Social History

$57.99 (C)

  • Date Published: November 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521458283

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  • This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

    • author is a very well-known expert in medieval history
    • this should replace Brown's book as the standard work on the subject
    • very attractive book, with extensive illustrations
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    '… deserves a place in every library as the most comprehensive and carefully considered attempt yet made … '. The Times Literary Supplement

    'Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated.' The Black Countryman

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521458283
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.595kg
    • contains: 55 b/w illus. 40 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The First Century of English Feudalism:
    1. Castles of the Conquest
    2. The castle in politics and war
    3. A pattern of castles
    Part II. The Thirteenth Century:
    4. The royal castle and public administration
    5. The castle in peace and war
    6. The baronial castle
    7. The frontier regions of medieval England
    8. Castle and community
    9. Castle and church
    Part III. The Castle in the Later Middle Ages:
    10. The changing role of the castle
    11. Tower-house, pele and bastle
    12. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Norman J. G. Pounds, Indiana University

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