Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

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Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England - O.H. Creighton

O.H. Creighton [+-]
University of Exeter
O.H. Creighton is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He is the author (with R.A. Higham) of Medieval Castles (Shire, 2003)

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This study has re-examined the medieval castle, using interdisciplinary approaches of landscape archaeology and landscape studies and having as principal aim the re-integration of castles into the contemporary surroundings. The study has further underlined that castles were instruments of administration and tools of lordship, emphasizing the complexity of castle siting and the variety of impacts the presence of castles could have on their surroundings. The impact of castles on the development and topography of other human settlements has been identified as particularly important. Moreover, the interrelationships between medieval castles and their settings have been examined from various perspectives.

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Creighton, O.H. . Overview. Castles and Landscapes - Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 223-228 Feb 2005. ISBN 9781904768678. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20397. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20397. Feb 2005

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