Concise, scholarly survey traces castle development from ancient roots in the Levant, through Roman times and the Middle Ages. Nearly 200 photographs and drawings illustrate moats, keeps, baileys, and many other features. Covers Caernarvon Castle and Dover castle, Hadrian's Wall, the Tower of London, and dozens more. 199 black-and-white illustrations. Preface. Index. Footnotes.
Reprint if Castles: A Short History of Fortifications from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 1600, William Heinemann, Ltd., London/Toronto, 1939.
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