Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | December 4, 2014

    Fred Armisen: IMG Fred Armisen: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$17.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Military- Strategy Tactics and Deception

This title in other editions

Fortress #86: English Castles 1200-1300

by

Fortress #86: English Castles 1200-1300 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture. These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as England was riven by the conflict, characterized by prolonged sieges, between the monarchy and powerful magnates. As well as providing the focus for warfare, castles increasingly became the centres of their communities, providing a more permanent base for the lord, his family and retainers, as well as acting as centres for justice and administration.

About the Author

Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armor and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950--1204 AD. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846033742
Author:
Gravett, Christopher
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Hook, Adam
Author:
Hook, Adam
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Plantagenets, 1154-
Subject:
Castles -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
86
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.80x7.14x.18 in. .48 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

Fortress #86: English Castles 1200-1300 New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.95 Backorder
Product details 64 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781846033742 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.