Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas

Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas

Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan

Fortress 104
  • Author: Peter Harrison
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: FOR 104
  • Publication Date: 20 May 2011
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century.

Biographical Note

Peter Harrison is a retired medical practitioner who has had a lifelong interest in military architecture and has written 11 papers over the last 15 or so years on diverse subjects for the Fortress series as well as for Fort, Casemate and Postern. He has written on fortified churches in La Thierache in France, Peloponnesian castles and fortresses, the fortified village of Ushguli and the Pa Maori. Boydell and Brewer published his book Castles of God; Fortified Religious Buildings of the World in 2004 and it was short listed for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award in 2005. It has also been translated and republished in Italy. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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