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Castle (DK Eyewitness Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Discover the world of medieval castles — how they were built, and what life was like inside them. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them. Superb, full-color photographs of castles around the world, plus specially built models, offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of medieval life, from a castle's construction to its destruction in a siege. See a medieval lavatory, a giant crossbow on wheels, how prisoners were kept secure in dungeons, a herald in full regalia, and castles used by Crusaders in Syria and samurai warriors in Japan. Learn how castles got their water during a siege, how besiegers tunneled under castle walls, how the Normans built castles in a hurry, how the first guns worked, why round towers were better than square ones, and what a castellan's job entailed. Discover how enemies climbed castle walls, what was on the menu at a typical banquet, why many castles had resident carpenters and metalworkers, why Crusader castles were so well built, and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789458889
Author:
Dann, Geoff
Author:
Dann, Geoff
Author:
Gravett, Christopher
Author:
DK Publishing
Publisher:
DK CHILDREN
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Fortification
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Architecture
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover Original Titles
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
106-70349
Publication Date:
20000614
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
11.33x8.83x.44 in. 1.20 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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