Castles in Context: Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to by Robert Liddiard PDF

By Robert Liddiard

ISBN-10: 0954557522

ISBN-13: 9780954557522

This final decade has visible a revolution in our figuring out of the citadel. earlier students have considered it as basically a army constitution. fort students now paint a extra advanced photograph, emphasizing the castleÆs symbolic projection of energy, its place within the wider panorama or even its aesthetic position. This wide-ranging e-book makes this second look on hand to a new iteration of chateau lovers. targeting the wealthy background of chateau archaeology in England and Wales, Robert Liddiard deals a clean and holistic standpoint on those enigmatic medieval constructions. He examines not only the structure yet its wider social and panorama context. to boot as supplying new insights into widely used issues reminiscent of the Norman Conquest and siege war, he additionally covers intimately extra unique components of analysis: the designed, decorative landscapes that were came upon at fortress websites; the depiction of castles in literature; and the symbolic values that chanced on expression in citadel structure. His goal is to appreciate how humans skilled castles within the heart a long time, and accordingly to give an explanation for why they have been such powerful icons of lordship. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white, this publication will make the reader see afresh the nice stone retains that also dominate the English and Welsh nation-state - frequently greater than 700 years after they have been built.
Robert Liddiard is Lecturer in panorama heritage on the college of East Anglia, Norwich.

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