From simple palisades to sophisticated fortress-palaces, this book explains how castles evolved to meet the demands of feudal society and improving technology. While centred on British castles, the book constantly sets them in a wider background and makes stimulating comparisons with developments in other countries to show the influences that affected castle builders. Conrad Cairns pays special attention to smaller castles, including the tower-houses of Scotland and Ireland and shows how the castle was also a residential construction. He describes how the changes which brought the Middle Ages to a close made the castle obsolete and how the name was inherited by forts and country houses.
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|Grouped Work ID||6ec61bfb-97ec-7f94-6e19-b3ef3957db49|
|Grouping Title||medieval castles|
|Grouping Author||cairns conrad|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-09 03:41:51AM|
|available_at_plateau||Plateau Valley School|
|detailed_location_plateau||PVS MS/HS Books|
|owning_library_plateau||Plateau Valley School|
|owning_location_plateau||Plateau Valley School|
|series||Cambridge introduction to world history|
|series_with_volume||Cambridge introduction to world history||
|subject_facet||Castles -- Great Britain -- History|
|title_full||Medieval castles / Conrad Cairns|