Indian Castles 1206-1526
The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate
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Indian Castles 1206-1526 by Konstantin S. Nossov
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9781846030659
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Konstantin S. Nossov
Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons, Paperback (September 2012)
Translated from Russian: Osadna'ia tekhnika Antichnosti i Srednevekov'ia.
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Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522, Paperback (June 2010)
First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of the fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them.
Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Konstantin S. Nossov
Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. This title illustrates the evolution of Greek fortifications and the influences of the region they bordered in this fascinating study.
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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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