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By titleABANDONED CASTLES



ABANDONED CASTLES

An ancient hilltop fortress. A crusader citadel in the West Bank. A fairytale medieval castle fallen into ruin. From ancient times to the end of the nineteenth century, Abandoned Castles explores more than 100 forts, castles and defensive strongholds from around the globe. From medieval Japanese castles to Spanish colonial forts in West Africa to Norman stone keeps, the book ranges widely across history.
Many have long ceased to serve a purpose, but then, like the crusader castle Krak de Chevaliers in Syria today, their impenetrable walls become the site of more fighting centuries later. Others, such as the Cathar Chateau de Queribus in southern France, stand high above peaceful coastlines, testament to the wars of the past. Some are beautiful, others brutal, but each tells a story about the way we fought and defended ourselves, and how the building has survived and aged, long after the people it was built by are gone.
With 150 outstanding colour photographs, Abandoned Castles is a brilliant pictorial examination of castles, forts, keeps, and defensive fortifications from the ancient world to the end of the nineteenth century.

Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN 9781782745228


Author details:

Kieron Connolly’s books include Abandoned Places and Dark History of Hollywood, and, for children, Disasters and Stories of the Constellations. As a journalist, he has written for The Times and the Daily Mail and currently works for the Mail on Sunday. He lives in London, UK.