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The Medieval Fortresses

Author : J.E. Kaufmann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110369662
Genre : History
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Castles, forts and walled cities of the middle ages.
Category: History

The Medieval Castle

Author : Philip Warner
ISBN : 0141390700
Genre : History
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Before the evolution of the castle, Europe was vulnerable to any bloodthirsty marauder. But with the introduction of the not-and-bailey 'instant castle' invaders were checked, frontiers were held and life became more stable. Later, castles became part of conquerors' grand designs and to this we owe the great Crusader castles of Syria and the Edwardian castles of North Wales. This fascinating book explores the life and thought of the Middle Ages with particular emphasis on the influence of the castle, a military society with all its faults and virtues. Philip Warner looks at the people who lived in these castles: what they wore, what they ate, the chores they hated and the thoughts that motivated them. In doing so, he also draws parallels between life some 500 years ago and life today.
Category: History

Medieval Castles

Author : Marilyn Stokstad
ISBN : 0313325251
Genre : History
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Combines original documents in English translation and interpretive essays to examine the role of the castle in medieval society.
Category: History

Britain S Medieval Castles

Author : Lise Hull
ISBN : 0275984141
Genre : Architecture
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The act of questioning is the primary speech interaction between an institutional speaker and someone outside the institution. These roles dictate their language practices. "Why Do You Ask?" is the first collected volume to focus solely on the question/answer process, drawing on a range of methodological approaches like Conversational Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology, and Sociolinguistics-and using as data not just medical, legal, and educational environments, but also less-studied institutions like telephone call centers, broadcast journalism (i.e. talk show interviews), academia, and telemarketing. An international roster of well-known contributors addresses such issues as: the relationship between the syntax of the question and its discourse function; the kind of institutional work that questions perform; the degree to which the questioner can control the direction of the conversation; and how questions are used to repackage responses, to construct meaning, and to serve the institutional goals of speakers. Why Do You Ask? will appeal to linguists and others interested in institutional discourse, as well as those interested in the grammatical/pragmatic nature of questions.
Category: Architecture

The Medieval Castles Of Wales

Author : John Kenyon
ISBN : 9780708323632
Genre : Fiction
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The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. An introductory chapter outlines the development of castle architecture in Britain, drawing on Welsh examples, with a number of ‘box features’ that elaborate more fully on particular aspects, such as gatehouses, or key personalities such as Llywelyn Fawr. Five chapters form a regionally based gazetteer of the castles described. Each entry is prefaced with a key to arrangements at each castle, such as whether there is an entry charge. The know history of any given site is then summarized, and this is then followed by the core of each entry, namely the description of the visible remains, to enable visitors to navigate their way around. Some of the descriptions of the larger sites are accompanied by plans. A final chapter provides a brief overview of castle-like buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, and this is followed by a guide to further reading.
Category: Fiction

Late Medieval Castles

Author : Robert Liddiard
ISBN : 9781783270330
Genre : Architecture
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A collection of the most significant articles in castle studies, with contributions from scholars in history, archaeology, historic buildings and landscape archaeology.
Category: Architecture

The Medieval Castle

Author : A. G. Smith
ISBN : 0486420809
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This collection of 30 detailed illustrations focuses on activities within the castle and how the heavily fortified structure functioned. Included are views of the castle's moat, drawbridge, and other features, plus the Great Hall and dungeons. Also here are ready-to-color scenes of a lady doing needlework, a castle under siege, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Medieval Castles Fascinating Facts About Famous Castles In England From The Medieval Times

Author : James K. Rowen, Malibu Publishing
ISBN : 9781300770268
Genre : History
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Medieval Castles: Fascinating Facts About Famous Castles in England from the Medieval Times A fascinating and historical look at 21 castles from the Medieval times and a glimpse into the history and background of each famous castle.
Category: History

A Company Of Forts

Author : Paul R. Davis
ISBN : NWU:35556033007600
Genre : Carmarthenshire (Wales)
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The old county of Dyfed, now Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire, abounds with reminders of the turbulent medieval past - castles grace the landscape. This edition provides a comprehensive guide to over 40 castles of this area, large and small, including fortified manor-houses.
Category: Carmarthenshire (Wales)

The Medieval Castle

Author : Kathryn L. Reyerson
ISBN : 9780816620036
Genre : History
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The Medieval Castle was first published in 1991. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
Category: History