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Norman Stone Castles (2) : Europe 950-1204 - Hook

Norman Stone Castles (2)

Europe 950-1204

By: Hook


Published: 25th March 2004
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Following the creation of the Duchy of Normandy, the Normans were soon introduced to the castle and they built them in large numbers. In the mid-11th century, other Norman adventurers began carving out dominions for themselves in Southern Italy- some crossed to Sicily in 1061 and by 1091 had conquered the whole island. As in Normandy, they were keen to assimilate new ideas, including architectural styles, resulting in some striking buildings. This title, a companion to Fortress 13- Norman Stone Castles (1) The British Isles 1066-1216, provides a detailed guide to the castles built in Normandy, Southern Italy and Sicily, covering defensive principles, daily life, the events of siege warfare, and the fate of the castles.

Introductionp. 4
Chronologyp. 7
Southern Italy and Sicily
Design and developmentp. 9
Southern Italy
The costs of construction
Tour of a castle: Chateau-Gaillardp. 22
The principles of defencep. 28
Life in a Norman castlep. 33
The castles at warp. 39
Southern Italy and Sicilyp. 39
The fate of the castlesp. 49
Visiting the castles todayp. 52
Southern Italy
Bibliographyp. 63
Indexp. 64
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ISBN: 9781841766034
ISBN-10: 1841766038
Series: Fortress : Book 2
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 25th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1