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Castle (DK Eyewitness Books)

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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.

Synopsis:

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. 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 more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756606602
Author:
Dann, Geoff
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Author:
Gravett, Christopher
Author:
DK Publishing
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - Europe
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Castles
Subject:
Medieval
Edition Description:
Revised Hardcover
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
11.42x8.64x.52 in. 1.17 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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. 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 more.
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