The Medieval Fortresses
Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages
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Medieval Fortresses by J. E. Kaufmann
Book DescriptionThe great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world. Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular tourist sites. Unlike many other books on castles, The Medieval Fortress is unique in its comprehensive treatment of these architectural wonders from a military perspective.The Medieval Fortress includes an analysis of the origins and evolution of castles and other walled defenses, a detailed description of their major components, and the reasons for their eventual decline. The authors, acclaimed fortification experts J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann, explain how the military strategies and weapons used in the Middle Ages led to many modifications of these structures. All of the representative types of castles and fortifications are discussed, from the British Isles, Ireland, France, Germany, Moorish Spain, Italy, as far east as Poland and Russia, as well as Muslim and Crusader castles in the Middle East. Over 200 photographs and 300 extraordinarily detailed technical drawings, plans, and sketches by Robert M. Jurga accompany and enrich the main text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813580
(280mm x 216mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. E. Kaufmann
Verdun 1916, Hardback (May 2016)
Fresh history of the Battle of Verdun focusing on the role of the fortifications
Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815-1945 - The Neutral States, Hardback (October 2014)
An authoritative history of the defensive lines built in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Covers the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and demonstrating the role these defences played in both world wars.
Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815-1945 - The Central States, Hardback (July 2014)
An authoritative history of the defensive lines built in Central Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Essential reading and reference for anyone who is fascinated by the history of fortification.
Atlantic Wall, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by J. E. Kaufmann
Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the complex system of coastal fortifications that stretched from Norway to the Spanish border during the Second World War, was built to defend occupied Europe from Allied invasion. Many of its principal structures survive and can be visited today, and this book is an authoritative guide to them.
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Author Biography - J. E. Kaufmann
J.E. Kaufmann is the author of six books on fortifications. He and his wife, H.W. Kaufmann, live in San Antonio, Texas. H.W. Kaufmann is the wife of J.E. Kaufmann, the author of six books on fortifications. They live in San Antonio, Texas.
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