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The Resource The medieval fortress : castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages, J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann ; illustrated by Robert M. Jurga

The medieval fortress : castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages, J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann ; illustrated by Robert M. Jurga

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The medieval fortress : castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages
Title
The medieval fortress
Title remainder
castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann ; illustrated by Robert M. Jurga
Title variation
Castles, forts, and walled cities of the Middle Ages
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
IKG
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Kaufmann, J. E
Dewey number
355.7094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
UG428
LC item number
.K39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kaufmann, H. W
  • Jurga, Robert M
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  • Fortification
  • Castles
  • Military art and science
  • Fortifications
  • Châteaux forts
  • Art et science militaires
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The medieval fortress : castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages, J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann ; illustrated by Robert M. Jurga
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Conshohocken, PA : Combined Pub., 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-313) and index
Contents
Elements of medieval fortifications -- Early medieval fortifications -- The age of castles -- Decline of the high castle walls -- Medieval castles and fortifications -- Appendixes : Builders and architects of medieval fortresses ; Chronology of sieges ; History of medieval artillery
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780306813580
Lccn
2004366588
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
ocm55134818
Label
The medieval fortress : castles, forts and walled cities of the Middle Ages, J.E. Kaufmann & H.W. Kaufmann ; illustrated by Robert M. Jurga
Publication
Note
Originally published: Conshohocken, PA : Combined Pub., 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-313) and index
Contents
Elements of medieval fortifications -- Early medieval fortifications -- The age of castles -- Decline of the high castle walls -- Medieval castles and fortifications -- Appendixes : Builders and architects of medieval fortresses ; Chronology of sieges ; History of medieval artillery
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780306813580
Lccn
2004366588
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
ocm55134818

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