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Anatomy of the Castle
Richly illustrated in full color, with panoramic fold-outs, close-up photographic features, artwork and schematic diagrams, Anatomy of the Castle explores the majestic medieval castle. Often built atop precipitous slopes or surrounded by water, castles dominated and defended their surroundings by means of their keep, bailey, moat, walls and crenellated roofs and towers. John Gibson’s authoritative and lively text ranges from military theory to simple domestic details of life inside the castle walls.