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Citadels of power : the castle in history and archaeology / by Thomas J. Finan.

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Modern scholar.

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  • ISBN: 9781449849689 (set)
  • ISBN: 9781449849696 (course guide)
  • ISBN: 1449849687 (set)
  • ISBN: 1449849695 (course guide)
  • Physical Description: 7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (64 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 22 cm.)
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2011]

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"14 lectures"--Container.
Compact discs.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Course guide includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Lecture 1. What is a castle? Why study a castle? -- Lecture 2. Earthen and timber castles -- Lecture 3. Building a castle -- Lecture 4. Norman stone keep -- Lecture 5. Concentric castle -- Lecture 6. Social organization of castles -- Lecture 7. Landscape of castles -- Lecture 8. Sieges -- Lecture 9. Castles in the Kingdom of England -- Lecture 10. Castles of Wales -- Lecture 11. Castles of Ireland and Scotland -- Lecture 12. Castles in France -- Lecture 13. Crusader castles -- Lecture 14. End of castles.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Thomas J. Finan, Saint Louis University.
Summary, etc.:
Castles, along with knights, cathedrals, and monks, are among the most important features of the medieval world, and castles continue to draw a great deal of attention from tourists as well as medieval historians, art historians, and archaeologists. Yet, despite their relative importance within medieval society, castles are also one of the least understood features of the medieval landscape. This course considers the chronology of medieval fortifications and castles and then considers the social and landscape natures of castles and the role of the castle in particular regions in Europe in the Middle Ages, most particularly the British Isles, France, and the Crusader settlements in the Holy Land--Container.
Subject: Compact discs.
Castles > History.
Castles > Europe > History.
Fortification > History.
Fortification > Europe > History.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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