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The Medieval Castle in England and Wales : A Political and Social History - Norman J. G. Pounds

The Medieval Castle in England and Wales

A Political and Social History

Paperback Published: 3rd January 1994
ISBN: 9780521458283
Number Of Pages: 376

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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

'... deserves a place in every library as the most comprehensive and carefully considered attempt yet made ... '. The Times Literary Supplement 'Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated.' The Black Countryman

Preface
The First Century of English Feudalism
Castles of the Conquest
The castle in politics and war
A pattern of castles
The Thirteenth Century
The royal castle and public administration
The castle in peace and war
The baronial castle
The frontier regions of medieval England
Castle and community
Castle and church
The Castle in the Later Middle Ages
The changing role of the castle
Tower-house, pele and bastle
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521458283
ISBN-10: 0521458285
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 3rd January 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 16.71  x 6.96
Weight (kg): 0.58