Medieval Castles of France, by Mike Salter

Medieval Castles of France, by Mike Salter
Book published by Folly Publications, 248 pages. Paperback - c.15cm by 22cm (N8394)


This book provides a fascinating account of the castles of medieval France, and is illustrated throughout with lots of small colour photographs and floor plans

From the rear side cover: This book features 115 publically-accessible examples of France's chateau­forts, ie medieval defensible bulldlnqs, Unlike the famous Renaissance cha­teaux, mostly still roofed and furnished, many of the medieval chateau-forts are shattered ruins or only partly roofed. For each featured castle there is a plan and several photographs, plus an account of its history and architectural features. Many other castles are illustrated and mentioned more briefly in the introductory chapters describing the features and development of medieval French castles from the late 10th century to the end of the 15th century.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have some very light wear along the edges and corners but are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.