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The Historical Atlas of Knights & Castles: The Rise and Fall of the Age of Chivalry

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With over 140 stunning, high quality maps, plans, and illustrations, this book brings the subject to life, revealing all aspects of knights and castles, mapping the spread of the Norman influence, the crusades and other important battles, the layout and location of major castles, and much more.

The knight in shining armor is an enduring image in Western culture and this bo
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Chartwell Books
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Vincent Dancet
Ik heb de Nederlandstalige editie 'Ridders en Kastelen' uitgegeven door Librero.

Dit boek is heel informatief en er staan tal van nuttige afbeeldingen in. Denk je dat het een kinderachtig boek is, dat enkel over ridders en kastelen gaat? Mis.

Dit kon evengoed 'cursus geschiedenis: algemene politieke en militaire geschiedenis van de middeleeuwen' genoemd zijn. Zeker de eerste honderd paginas hebben meer te maken met politieke geschiedenis dan met ridders.

Vanaf dan echter wordt het iets minder dr
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Jan 28, 2013 Lauren added it
An excellent high-level introduction on medieval war tactics and their evolution over time. I feel the title is grossly misleading as it spends very little time actually talking about knights and castles, but expends most of its energy explaining how and when wars were fought and how the tactics changed over time to suit new enemies, technologies, and understanding of clashing little men together in their tin suits to cause as much damage as possible at each go. Lots of time spent explaining eco ...more
Erin H
I found this book to be quite interesting and very informative. I liked how the author divided the book up starting with background information and leading up to the Knights and various castles. I even enjoyed the section about Knights in art and literature. I thought the author did a great job explaining what Knights wore, incorporating battle tactics and describing the functions of a castle.
Nik
Really great book of maps of movements of all the primary powers of Europe throughout the middle ages. You can scan the book and see how modern europe took shape in the middle ages. This also gets into feudal structures, knights, and town and garrison structures.
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