Castles & Fortifications


"Castles"

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Europe

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There is something spellbinding about a castle - they exude grandeur and romantic, historic atmosphere. This illustrated guide takes you on a journey through Britain and across the whole of Europe to admire the sheer variety, from stocky fortification to palace to gothic fairytale; from Edinburgh to Warwick to Chenonceau. With 200. Hardback, 200 pages. Size: 280 x 290 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Bedoyere, Guy De La
ISBN:  1844515222
Publisher:  Flame Tree Publishing Co Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Castles & Fortifications

"Luxury Houses"

Castles in Germany

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"Luxury Books" series; A visual treat for art lovers and history buffs alike, an original exploration of German history, culture, and contemporary life-style. With illustrations. Hardback, 220 pages. Size: 325 x 260 mm. Weight: 2259g.
Author:  Beissel, Jeannette
ISBN:  3832791736
Publisher:  Teneues Publishing Uk Ltd
Date:  2007  (Germany)
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"Allen Brown's English Castles"

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A reissue of the classic guide to the origins, purpose and identity of the great castles of England and Wales, built after the arrival of the Normans. With 44 black and white, 30 line drawing. Rev ed. Paperback, 231 pages. Size: 240 x 156 mm. Weight: 502g.
Author:  Brown, R.Allen
ISBN:  1843830698
Publisher:  Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Castles & Fortifications

"Castles in the Air"

The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion

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This title is a beautifully written, autobiographical story of rescuing an ancient mansion. With illustrations. Paperback, 352 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 355g.
Author:  Corbett, Judy
ISBN:  0091897319
Publisher:  Ebury Press
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
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"The Castles of Scotland"

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A guide to Scotland's castles. This edition covers more than 2700 castles as well as mansions and historic houses, alphabetically organised, with maps, visiting information, illustrations, and anecdotes of hauntings and family histories. It is suitable for castle enthusiasts and those interested in Scottish history. With illustrations, maps. 4. Hardback, 704 pages. Size: 260 x 189 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Coventry, Martin
ISBN:  1841584495
Publisher:  Birlinn General
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
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"Medieval Castles"

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"Shire Archaeology" series; With colour and b&w illustrations. Paperback, 64 pages. Size: 210 x 162 mm. Weight: 167g.
Author:  Creighton, O.H. Higham, Robert
ISBN:  0747805466
Publisher:  Shire Publications Ltd
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
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"Scottish Castles and Fortifications"

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This title features over 100 of SCotland's Castles and includes looking at why they were built, what their defences were and revealing the battles, plotting and treachery that took place in and around them. With photographs. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 170 x 250 mm. Weight: 439g.
Author:  Dargie, Richard
ISBN:  0954670116
Publisher:  Gw Publishing
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
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"World's Most Mysterious Castles"

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Castles are among the most mysterious buildings on earth. Their grimly silent stones are signposts to a past filled with high adventure, grim tragedies, and glorious victories. Ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal phenomena are frequently reported from castles. Do strange paranormal powers lurk among their ancient ruins? With 50 b&w illus. Paperback, 336 pages. Size: 230 x 150 mm. Weight: 515g.
Author:  Fanthorpe, Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia
ISBN:  1550025775
Publisher:  Dundurn Group Ltd ,Canada
Date:  2005  (United States)
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"Bordeaux Chateaux"

A History of the Grands Crus Classes 1855-2005

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Grands Crus Classes 1855-2005. With 450 colour illustrations. Hardback, 320 pages. Size: 320 x 280 mm. Weight: 2800g.
Author:  Ferrand, Franck Kauffmann, Jean-Paul
ISBN:  2080304585
Publisher:  Editions Flammarion
Date:  2004  (France)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Castles & Fortifications

"The Sutton Companion to Castles"

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Over one thousand castles were built in the century following the Norman Conquest. A castle was a fortified feudal residence, a symbol of a lord's power and authority. From quadrangular castles to garderobes and gargoyles, and anarchy to zig-zag moulding, this illustrated book provides an index of castles and lists of addresses. With 80 black and white illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 352 pages. Size: 244 x 172 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Friar, Stephen
ISBN:  075093994X
Publisher:  The History Press Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Castles & Fortifications

"Castles"

England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales

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Britain and Ireland are home to hundreds of castles. Most castles are fascinating and romantic places to visit. This book talks about: Windsor, a vast and rambling warren that would still be recognized by medieval visitors; Carreg Cennen, a fabulous ruin complete with a cliff-side 'secret' tunnel set in the mountains of Wales; and others. With 400 colour photos, 50 plans. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 279 x 216 mm. Weight: 1348g.
Author:  Fry, Plantagenet Somerset
ISBN:  0715322125
Publisher:  David & Charles Plc
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
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"Castles"

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Presents original maps, plans and archive illustrations alongside hundreds of photographs, showing ruins and surviving castles in their glory. This work includes descriptions of hundreds of special buildings, from remote ruins in isolated settings to imposing piles in towns and cities. With 400 colour illustrations, 50 plans. 2 rev ed. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 279 x 216 mm. Weight: 1041g.
Author:  Fry, Plantagenet Somerset
ISBN:  0715326929
Publisher:  David & Charles Plc
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Castles & Fortifications

"Castles, Scotland and the English Borders"

The Essential Visitor Guide to the Best of the Region

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Suitable for days out with the family, visiting the greatest architectural and historical treasures of Scotland and the borders. This work contains information for visiting the castles including location maps and opening times. It also includes feature spreads covering the role castles played, daily life in a medieval castle and other facts. With 200 colour illustrations. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 217 x 148 mm. Weight: 310g.
Author:  Fry, Plantagenet Somerset
ISBN:  0715327070
Publisher:  David & Charles Plc
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
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"Castles of Scotland"

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Fields of brilliant green dotted with grazing sheep, mountains cloaked in purple heather, dark lakes and lochs reflecting the leaden tones of the sky - in the midst of these wild landscapes, the Scottish castles recount the story of a land tormented by centuries of still smouldering struggle. This book presents a journey through Scottish history. With 285 colour illustrations. Rev ed. Hardback, 136 pages. Size: 305 x 245 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Gambaro, Cristina
ISBN:  8854401404
Publisher:  White Star
Date:  2006  (Italy)
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"The Splendor of Prussia"

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"Museum Guides" series; Shows 32 castles of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. This volume describes the former occupants and the architects, painters, sculptors, and decorators who were once active at the Prussian court. With 180 ills., 160 in colour. Hardback, 192 pages. Size: 280 x 240 mm. Weight: 926g.
Author:  Giersberg, Hans-Joachim
ISBN:  3791338013
Publisher:  Prestel
Date:  2007  (Germany)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Castles & Fortifications

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