Cover of: Castle | Christopher Gravett

Castle

1st American ed.

Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them. Superb, full-color photographs of castles around the world, plus specially built models, offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of medieval life, from a castle's construction to its destruction in a siege. See a medieval lavatory, a giant crossbow on wheels, how prisoners were kept secure in dungeons, a herald in full regalia, and castles used by Crusaders in Syria and samurai warriors in Japan. Learn how castles got their water during a siege, how besiegers tunneled under castle walls, how the Normans built castles in a hurry, how the first guns worked, why round towers were better than square ones, and what a castellan's job entailed. Discover how enemies climbed castle walls, what was on the menu at a typical banquet, why many castles had resident carpenters and metalworkers, why Crusader castles were so well built, and much, much more.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Series
Eyewitness books

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
623/.14/0902
Library of Congress
UG428 .G734 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1422319M
Internet Archive
castle00grav
ISBN 10
0679960007, 0679860002
LC Control Number
93032594
Library Thing
334804
Goodreads
4937581
4165181
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