Anglo-Norman Castles

Anglo Norman Castles 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 articl

  • Title: Anglo-Norman Castles
  • Author: Robert Liddiard
  • ISBN: 9780851159041
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 wThe 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, RLEN BROWN, CHARLES COULSON, SIDNEY PAINTER, FREDERICK C SUPPE, GRANT G SIMPSON, BRUCE WEBSTER, J.R KENYON, THOMAS McNEILL, T.A HESLOP, PHILIP DIXON, PAMELA MARSHALL, JOHN BLAIR, CHARLES COULSON, ROBERT LIDDIARD

    One thought on “Anglo-Norman Castles”

    1. This is a collection of nineteen articles by well-regarded specialists in medieval English history, including such notables as Marjorie Chibnall (writing on Orderic Vitalis) and Sidney Painter (with a reprint of his 1935 article on castle garrisons). Some of the papers consider particular castles, like Hedingham and Orford, or fortifications in particular areas, like Scotland or the Welsh marches. But castles didn’t exist in a cultural or political vacuum, so there’s also quite a lot here on [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *