La France des châteaux
et François Piponnier,
illustré par Pierre Joubert
castles of the Average Age, still present in the landscape of XXIe
century, are only one negligible share of those which were built
then modified during centuries.
First wood castles remain visible only the "ground mounds"
on which they were drawn up. Only archaeology makes it possible
to restore their appearance and the way of life of their owners.
The richest lords little by little replaced these buildings by vaster
stone castles, which changed under the pressure of the military
techniques and their progress.
But the role of the castles is not limited to that of fortress.
Located either in the cities, or in the campaigns, proportioned
with the statute and the fortune of their owners, these castles
are also the administrative center of the fields and the place of
dwelling and perpetuation of a chalk-lining. They are like the framework
of feudality. History, archaeology and iconography of time contribute
here to give again life to them "
The opinion of Casteland: It is a pure moment jubilatoire which
the editions West-France offer to us here. Late Pierre Joubert undoubtedly
unconsciously started the vocation of many young people medievists.
What to add in front of such a bright talent, worthy of Evariste
Luminais and other Luc-Olivier Merson? Do the words miss... Fabulous!
Contamine, « La Guerre au Moyen Age », Paris, PUF, réed.
FRANCE DES CHATEAUX FORTS
Auteur : Françoise Piponnier
Editeur : Ouest-France
Genre : Fortification
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