Castle
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London ; New York : DK Pub., c2004.
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72 p. : col. ill ; 29 cm.
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Valley Hi-North Laguna Children's Area
CHILDREN 940.1 G776c 2004
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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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Rev. ed.
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English
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9780756606596 (lib. bdg.) :, 0756606608 (HC) :, 0756606594 (lib. bdg.)
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9780756606602

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Includes index.
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