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Castrum to Castle [electronic resource] : Classical to Medieval Fortifications in the Lands of the Western Roman Empire
Castrum to Castle [electronic resource] : Classical to Medieval Fortifications in the Lands of the Western Roman Empire
Kaufmann, J E2018
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The study traces the evolution of fortifications starting with those of the Romans and their successors. Included are the defences erected to resist Islamic invasions and Viking raids and the castles that were built during outbreaks of warfare. As the authors demonstrate, castles and other fortifications were essential factors in military calculations and campaigns – they were of direct strategic and tactical importance wherever there was an attempt to take or hold territory.The factors that influenced their location, layout and construction are analysed, as is the way in which they were adapted to meet the challenges of new tactics and weapons.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Pen and Sword Military, 2018
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781473895829
Language:
English
BRN:
2772790
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