Cathar Castles

Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209–1300

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Cathar Castles

Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209–1300

Description

During the early 13th century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect known as the Cathars. The conflict was characterized by vicious guerrilla actions and the besieging of the innumerable fortified sites that dotted the landscape of the south. Illustrated with full colour artwork and stunning photographs, this book describes the castles and fortifications of the Cathar period, examining their design, construction and the role that they played during the Albigensian Crusade.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080545
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 4 b/w; 7 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 55
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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