Castles in Context: Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to by Robert Liddiard

By Robert Liddiard

This final decade has obvious a revolution in our figuring out of the fort. past students have considered it as primarily a army constitution. citadel students now paint a extra advanced photograph, emphasizing the castleÆs symbolic projection of energy, its place within the wider panorama or even its aesthetic position. This wide-ranging publication makes this re-assessment on hand to a new iteration of chateau lovers. targeting the wealthy background of chateau archaeology in England and Wales, Robert Liddiard bargains a clean and holistic standpoint on those enigmatic medieval constructions. He examines not only the structure yet its wider social and panorama context. besides as delivering new insights into well-known issues comparable to the Norman Conquest and siege battle, he additionally covers intimately extra unique parts of analysis: the designed, decorative landscapes that were chanced on at fortress websites; the depiction of castles in literature; and the symbolic values that came across expression in citadel structure. His target is to appreciate how humans skilled castles within the center a while, and accordingly to provide an explanation for why they have been such effective icons of lordship. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white, this e-book will make the reader see afresh the good stone retains that also dominate the English and Welsh nation-state - frequently greater than seven-hundred years after they have been built.
Robert Liddiard is Lecturer in panorama historical past on the collage of East Anglia, Norwich.

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