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Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Charles L. H. Coulson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. It demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly ... More


Some Social Relations of ‘Castles and Fortresses’

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

It is because a far broader and looser sense of the castle operated in the medieval sphere, whether the period be early, middle, or late, that the social interactions of fortresses were so diffuse ... More


Colonization and Fortresses

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

What ensured the continual relationship of castles to colonization was not so much the resistance it sometimes had to contend with, but rather the stamp of new lordship that fortresses set upon the ... More


Epilogue

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book has focused on the human and social aspects of castle-building in England, France, and Ireland during the medieval period, to reconcile the civilized with the violent aspects of medieval ... More


The High Middle Ages, 1000–1300: The Case of the Medieval Castle and the Opportunity Cost of Warfare

in Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Decision making under constraints is the provenance of economics, and the decisions of medieval rulers regarding war form a fertile area for the study of the making of choices. Potentially, there is ... More


Interlude: The Strategy of Repression?

Steve Tibble

in The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300253115
eISBN:
9780300256291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300253115.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter introduces vocabulary in the Palestine that the crusaders found in 1099. It points out special words for a settlement whose population had fled, the gastina or khirbet, meaning a ... More


‘The Poor Commons’, 1405–1450

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Disputes among the O’Neills provided respite for the settlers in Louth, and the government encouraged marriage alliances between the English and the Irish. The Talbot–Ormond feud encompassed the ... More


The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land

Steve Tibble

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300253115
eISBN:
9780300256291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300253115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Medieval states, and particularly crusader societies, often have been considered brutish and culturally isolated. It seems unlikely that they could develop “strategy” in any meaningful sense. ... More


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