Indian Castles 1206-1526 by Konstantin S. Nossov
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Indian Castles 1206-1526
By Konstantin S. Nossov

Indian Castles 1206-1526

The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate

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Indian Castles 1206-1526 by Konstantin S. Nossov

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This era is rightly considered to be the defining age of Indian castle and fortification design. The instability and feudal division of the country throughout the greater part of the period led to the intense fortification of many of the provinces, as each small lord sought to bolster his position by constructing castles. It is also the period during which Indian castles start to show their defining features, elements of which would be modified in later years as the technology of siege warfare changed. The combined influence of the Islamic and Hindu architectural tradition lends these fortifications a unique style. This title will cover all the major sites of the period - including the fabled seven medieval cities on the site of present-day Delhi, as well as covering the prominent sieges that occurred.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030659
ISBN-10: 184603065X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Konstantin S. Nossov

Dr Konstantin S. Nossov was born in 1972. He is a graduate of Moscow State University and researcher in Ancient and Medieval Military History, as well as author of a number of books published in Russian. He has also written several English-language magazine articles. The author lives in Moscow, Russia.

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