Castles in Spain

Castles in Spain

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Castles in Spain were built mainly for defensive purposes. During the Middle Ages, northern christian kingdoms had to secure their borders with their muslim southern neighbours, thus forcing both christian and muslim kings to grant border fiefs to their liege noblemen so as to keep and maintain defensive fortresses. When the Reconquista advanced, those border castles lost their initial purpose, and, as it happened in the rest of medieval Europe, they were used also as noble residences and fief-keeps.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135898973
  • 9786135898972