Behind the Castle Gate From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks behind the castle gate to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises bet

  • Title: Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
  • Author: Matthew Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780415261005
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks behind the castle gate to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to their inhabitants, MatthewIn this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks behind the castle gate to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to their inhabitants, Matthew Johnson uncovers a whole new vantage point He shows how castles functioned as stage settings against which people played out roles of lord and servant, husband and wife, father and son Building, rebuilding and living in a castle was as complex an experience as a piece of medieval art.Behind the Castle Gate brings castles and their inhabitants alive Combining ground breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives it will be read avidly by all with an interest in castles.

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    1. From my review over at Dreamwidth:Forget 'license to kill' - I want a 'license to crenellate'.---It may strike you, gentle reader, as a tad absurd to write an enthusiastic book recommendation that one is only fifteen pages into reading. I borrowed a copy [as background reading for a creative project], and unsuspecting begin to casually skim through the preface on the train. Within five minutes I had to stop, laugh, reread the sentence in question, laugh harder, and then go back and read properly [...]



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