Few Well-Positioned Castles by Stuart Prior
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Few Well-Positioned Castles
By Stuart Prior

A Few Well-Positioned Castles

The Norman Art of War

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Few Well-Positioned Castles by Stuart Prior

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Despite years of castle studies, the strategies, tactics and stratagems that underpinned Norman castle warfare remain largely unexplored. This book outlines a strategic approach to castles, arguing that 'it was not what was built, but where it was built' that was the key to Norman success. Castles are placed into context via landscape archaeology, and a study of contemporary and later sources. Castle positioning in the landscapes of Somerset, Monmouthshire and County Meath are examined in detail. Above all, the author argues, it is necessary to see the Normans as part of a wider European phenomenon that drew its inspiration from the Roman Empire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752436517
ISBN-10: 0752436511
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Stuart Prior

Dr Stuart Prior is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol. This is his first book

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