THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE
A fascinating behind the scenes of how these formidable fortressfrom the master stonemason's tracing floor to the lavish decoration of the great hall
Autore: Charles Phillips
Nascita e costruzione del castello durante il Medioevo in Europa. Ampia trattazione del progetto ‘nuovo’ impiegato per la costruzione del castello di Guedelon in Francia. Esamina la costruzione e l’anatomia di queste imponenti strutture sezione per sezione. Esplora la vita quotidiana di tutti gli abitanti.
The Haynes Medieval Castle Manual explores the background story to castle construction in Medieval Europe, showing that castles had both a domestic and defensive function. It uses the 'new' medieval castle-building project at Guedelon in Burgundy as the centerpiece for the book, examining the construction and anatomy of these awe-inspiring structures, section by section. Life inside the castle walls is explored, from the perspectives of the lowliest servants to the mighty lords and all those ranks in between. Ordinary daily routines to how a castle's inhabitants would have been fed and watered and the building itself heated and furnished are also covered. When it came to survival in times of unrest, the castle presented would-be assailants with a formidable array of defensive measures, some of which were truly frightening in their ability to inflict injury and death
50 illustrazioni in bianco e nero e 200 a colori
21 x 27