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Describes how medieval castles were built and examines the daily lives of those inhabiting them
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Gr 6-10--A well-written, thorough study of the medieval European castle as a fortification and as a miniature community. Nardo discusses the evolution of castles, their structure, design, usage, and the architectural and engineering influences of the Greeks and Romans. Excerpts from works by classical and medieval scholars and historians are used as primary sources to describe the construction of fortifications, offensive/defensive methods used in battle, and general living conditions inside and outside the castle walls. Black-and-white diagrams, drawings, and reproductions are effectively used to further inform readers about castle life in both everyday situations and during a siege. An overall bland appearance is the only drawback to this fascinating history. Fiona Macdonald's A Medieval Castle (Peter Bedrick, 1990) provides a good complement and a colorful introduction with its eye-catching illustrations and cut-aways. However, Nardo's book is a useful addition for any library needing in-depth sources.
Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR
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Book Description Lucent Books, 1998. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111560064307
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