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Castle
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Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008
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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.

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Street Date:
4/1/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780756643508
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Christopher Gravett. (2008). Castle. Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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Christopher Gravett. 2008. Castle. Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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Christopher Gravett, Castle. Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2008.

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Christopher Gravett. Castle. Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2008. Web.

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