Anglo-Norman Castles

Anglo-Norman Castles

By: Robert Liddiard (editor)Hardback

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The castles of the eleventh and twelfth centuries remain among the most visible symbols of the Anglo-Norman world. This collection brings together for the first time some of the most significant articles in castle studies, with contributions from experts in history, archaeology and historic buildings. Castles remain a controversial topic of academic debate and here equal weight is given to seminal articles that have defined the study of the subject while at the same time emphasising newer approaches to the fortresses of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy. The studies in this volume range from discussions of the residential and military role of the castle to architectural symbolism and royal attitudes to baronial fortification. The result is a survey that offers an in-depth analysis of castle-building during the eleventh and twelfth centuries but which also places Anglo-Norman castles within their broader social, architectural and political context. Contributors ANN WILLIAMS, RICHARD EALES, DEREK RENN, LAWRENCE BUTLER, ROBERT HIGHAM, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, R.ALLEN BROWN, CHARLES COULSON, SIDNEY PAINTER, FREDERICK C. SUPPE, GRANT G. SIMPSON, BRUCE WEBSTER, J.R. KENYON, THOMAS McNEILL, T.A.H ESLOP, PHILIP DIXON, PAMELA MARSHALL, JOHN BLAIR, CHARLES COULSON, ROBERT LIDDIARD

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Ann Williams A Bell-House and a Burh-Geat: Lordly Residences in England Before the Conquest; Richard Eales Royal Power and Castles in Norman England; Derek Renn Burhgeat and Gonfanon: Two Sidelights from the Bayeux Tapestry; Lawrence Butler The Origins of the Honour of Richmond and its Castles; Robert Higham Timber Castles: A Reassessment; Marjorie Chibnall Orderic Vitalis on Castles; R. Allen Brown Royal Castle Building in England 1154-1216; Charles Coulson The Castles of the Anarchy; Sidney Painter Castle-Guard; Frederick. Suppe Castle Guard and the Castlery of Clun; Grant G. Simpson and Bruce Webster Charter Evidence and the Distribution of Mottes in Scotland; John R. Kenyon Fluctuating Frontiers: Normanno-Welsh Castle Warfare c.1075 to 1240; Thomas McNeill Hibernia Pactata et Castellata; Sandy Heslop Orford Castle: Nostalgia and Sophisticated Living; Philip Dixon and Pamela Marshall The Great Tower at Hedingham Castle: A Reassessment; John Blair Hall and Chamber: English Domestic Planning 1000-1250; Charles Coulson Fortress Policy in Capetian Tradition and Angevin Practice: Aspects of the Conquest of Normandy by Philip II; Charles Coulson The Impact of Bouvines upon the Fortress Policy of Philip Augustus; Richard Eales Castles and Politics in England, 1215-1224

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780851159041
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780851159041
  • weight: 785
  • ISBN10: 0851159044

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