The Castles of the Rhine

The Castles of the Rhine

Recreating the Middle Ages in Modern Germany

Book - 1999
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Far from being mere antiquarian or sentimental curiosities, the rebuilt or reused fortresses of the Rhine reflect major changes in Germany and Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Taylor begins The Castles of the Rhine with a synopsis of the major political, social and intellectual changes that influenced castle rebuilding in the nineteenth century. He then focuses on selected castles, describing their turbulent histories from the time of their original construction, through their destruction or decay, to their rediscovery in the 1800s and their continued preservation today.

Reading this book is equivalent to looking at history though a romantic-nationalist kaleidoscope. Amply illustrated with maps and photographs, The Castles of the Rhine is a wonderful companion for anyone with dreams or experience of journeying along the Rhine.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9780889202689
0889202680
Branch Call Number: 728/.81/09434/Tay 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xvii, 389 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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