Castles of the World
By Phyllis G Jestice (Author)
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 schlösser 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
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.