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Castles of the World

Phyllis G. Jestice


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From the Highlands of Scotland to the plains of northern India, Castles of the World is a beautiful examination of past worlds viewed through strongholds that continue to enrich the modern landscape.

Presented in a handy, pocket-sized format, arranged chronologically, and illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, Castles of the World examines more than 150 fortifications from across the world, from Cathar castles and Alpine schl sser to Norman keeps and Samurai strongholds. Discover how the thirteenth-century Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland was destroyed during the Jacobite rebellion of 1719; learn about Turkey's Marmaris Castle, built in 1522 by Suleiman the Magnificent to support his attack on neighboring Rhodes; and explore the Mughal-constructed Red Fort in Delhi, home of Muslim rulers from 1648 until 1803, and today a symbol of Indian nationalism.

Amber Books, 9781838860981, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 2021

About the Author

Dr. Phyllis G. Jestice is a medieval historian and chair of the Department of History at the College of Charleston. She has contributed to The Encyclopedia of Warfare, Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World, Battles of the Medieval World, Battles of the Crusades, and is the author of The Timeline of Medieval Warfare and Medieval Knight.