Twilight Of Medieval Castles

Stephane William Gondoin

Volume II, entitled the Twilight of the Medieval Castles, gives details of the last period in which the architectural elements characteristic of the medieval period were used.
Publication date:
July 2009
Publisher :
Histoire et Collections
Language:
English
Series :
Fortresses
Illustration :
1610 photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9782352500698

Dimensions : 235 X 318 cm
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£35.00

Overview
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Volume II, entitled the Twilight of the Medieval Castles, gives details of the last period in which the architectural elements characteristic of the medieval period were used. It shows how the castles failed to make the necessary adaptation to the new fighting techniques along with the tastes of the period which also evolved at the end of the period. The incapacity to react to all these constraints was the main reason for the disappearance of the medieval castle. Finally the author evokes the often contrasting fate of some of these buildings which ended up as barracks, prisons or being destroyed.