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Idea of the Castle in Medieval England - 
      Abigail Wheatley

Idea of the Castle in Medieval England

Medieval castles have traditionally been explained as feats of military engineering and tools of feudal control, but Abigail Wheatley takes a different approach, looking at a range of sources usually neglected in castle studies. Les mer
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Medieval castles have traditionally been explained as feats of military engineering and tools of feudal control, but Abigail Wheatley takes a different approach, looking at a range of sources usually neglected in castle studies. Evidence from contemporary literature and art reveals the castle's place at the heart of medieval culture, as an architecture of ideas every bit as sophisticated as the church architecture of the period.
This study offers a genuinely fresh perspective. Most castle scholars confine themselves to historical documents, but Wheatley examines literary and artistic evidence for its influence on and response to contemporary castle architecture. Sermons, sealsand ivory caskets, local legends and Roman ruins all have their part to play. What emerges is a fascinating web of cultural resonances: the castle is implicated in every aspect of medieval consciousness, from private religious contemplation to the creation of national mythologies. This book makes a compelling case for a new, interdisciplinary approach to castle studies.

ABIGAIL WHEATLEY gained her PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.
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Forlag: York Medieval Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 192
ISBN: 9781903153611
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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«There has been a great deal of talk lately about enlarging the scope of castle studies. But few have achieved as much as Abigail Wheatley in this genuinely groundbreaking book.»

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«A powerful exposition of an invigorating approach to castle studies. [...] It is deeply researched, lucidly and convincingly written.»

CASEMATE
Introduction
The Idea of the Castle
The Urban Castle
The Spiritual Castle
The Imperial Castle
Conclusion
Bibliography