Behind the castle gate : from Medieval to Renaissance

Matthew Johnson

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, 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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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, 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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[目次]

  • Behind the gate at cooling
  • introduction - casting our eyes upon sconces
  • watery landscapes
  • the ordering of the late medieval castle
  • medieval to Renaissance
  • Kenilworth - the evidence house
  • beyond the pale
  • conclusion - rethinking castles.

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgements. List of Figures. Preface: Behind the Gate at Cooling 1. Introduction: Casting our Eyes Upon Sconces 2. Watery Landscapes 3. The Ordering of the Late Medieval Castle 4. Medieval to Renaissance 5. Kenilworth: The Evidence House 6. Beyond the Pale 7. Conclusion: Rethinking Castles. Glossary. Bibliography. Index

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書名 Behind the castle gate : from Medieval to Renaissance
著作者等 Johnson Matthew H.
Johnson Matthew
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xix, 209 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0415258871
0415261007
NCID BA58632502
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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