Castles and Landscapes

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Continuum, 2002 - Science - 270 pages
Castles were among the most dominant features of the medieval landscape, and many remain impressive structures to the present day. This work looks at castles in a new light, using the theories and methods of landscape studies. Castles are examined not as an isolated phenomenon, but in relation to their surrounding human as well as physical areas. Taking a thematic approach, the study examines a broad range of evidence, archaeological, documentary and topographical, to assess the contribution of these structures on the evolution of the medieval landscape.

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Castles and Their Contexts
9
Castle Siting and Distribution
35
Landscapes of Status and Symbolism
65
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O. H. Creighton is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter.

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