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Castles in Context

Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to 1500
Robert Liddiard

The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of the castle. Academics have moved way from interpretations which see the castle as basically a military structure, and they now emphasise other functions: its symbolic projection of power in the wider landscape and in architecture, and its aesthetic role in literature and as a place for designed landscapes. This wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book draws on examples throughout England and Wales to make this re-evaluation available to a new generation of castle enthusiasts.
196 pp, illus: 45 col, 30 b/w.

Published by Windgather Press Ltd (May 2005; Macclesfield)
ISBN: 0 9545575 2 2

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