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The History of Castles, New and Revised

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A wonderfully illustrated, full-color book detailing the most magnificent castles of the world.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Lyons Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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John
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"History of Castles: Fortifications Around the World" is absolutely astounding. I found this oversize 2001 book while browsing randomly through the 710s and 720s (Dewey Decimal) library aisles.

The text is extremely well-written, and is never boring or condescending, even though Gravett goes very in-depth on his subject matter.

The book is filled with hundreds of amazing sketches, photographs, and color plates of castles and fortifications from around the world, many of which I had never seen befo
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Doug
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
just a quick overview if dozens of castles around the world.
Scott
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great overview of medieval castles all around the world.
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Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armour, and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

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