Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Part I. Castles: Ancient, Various, and Sociable1. A Fresh Look at Early Castles2. Variety Violated: Some Conceptual Problems3. Some Social Relations of 'Castles and Fortresses'Part II. Castles and the Public Interest4. Noble Military 'Liberties', Ethos, and Ethics5. Peacekeeping at Home and Abroad6. Private Property but Public UtilityPart III. Castellans, Colonization, and Rural Community7. Castle-Lords, Castle-Lordships, and Noble Civilization8. Colonization and Fortresses9. Population and Fortresses: Protection and PerquisitesPart IV. Castles and Circumstances of Widows, Guardians, and Heiresses10. Female Castellans: Prevision not Prejudice11. Ladies of Fortresses and Castle-ChildrenEpilogueBibliographyIndex. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: `The vast majority of castles in England, Wales, Ireland, and France have virtually no `military history' of sieges or physical conflict across the whole panorama of more than five centuries'. This is quite a sobering thought. But surely castles were built just in case there was an attack and the fact that few were involved in conflict makes no difference? Charles Coulson challenges our perceptions about what a castle was, why they were built and how they functioned. Through a wealth of textual material (with full or long excerpts given) he argues that castles were a different, albeit significant, residence of the aristocracy who had a penchant for crenellation and castellation. Yes they had a defensive function, but Coulson outlines the `social realities' of castles and castle-building, and of those who inhabited them - nobility and gentry, widows and heiresses, prelates and clergy, peasants and townspeople all played a role in the life of the medieval castle.
Sinossi: In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. Going back to the original sources, he proposes a new and more subtle understanding of the function and symbolism of castles as well as vivid insights into the lives of the people who inhabited them.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0198208243 Lightly used ex-library with DJ in clear protective cover. No marking, other than library markings, found in text. Binding solid. Packaged carefully for shipping. Ships within 24 hours with tracking. Satisfaction guaranteed!! Sorry, no APO/FPO. Codice libro della libreria SKU1023561
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine binding. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine dust jacket. First Edition. A pristine copy with no marks of any kind. The dustjacket is protected with a new mylar cover. Fine binding / Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 263171
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: Used - Like New. 2003. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. 8vo. 441 pp. Fine. Codice libro della libreria mgg00260
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. 2003. Hardcover. Very Good. Codice libro della libreria D38241
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Press, New York, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dustjacket. Reprint Edition. NEW HARDCOVER. 2nd printing, 441pages. Size: 7 x 10". Codice libro della libreria 81207
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0198208243
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-226-34-0374100