Castles and Society in Medieval Europe Term Paper by Top Papers

Castles and Society in Medieval Europe
A look at the role of castles in medieval society.
# 140939 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (European) , European Studies (General)

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This paper considers the varied role of castles in the development and gradual devolution of medieval society from a place of defense and therefore of social congregation, through their evolution into elaborate manor houses which lost all but the rudiments of their defense function as society changed from the Middle Ages.

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"Castles were not a new phenomenon in the middle ages. Archeological records show that virtually in every ancient society, people came together for mutual self-defense, and fortified their locations by building walls, towers, and other elements of defense by which they could withstand the onslaughts of those who sought to attack them (Coulson 15). In western Europe, the medieval castle had its primary forerunner in the walled Roman fort. As military bases, these forts were the mainstay of Roman control, and throughout western Europe, towns grew up around these forts, taking advantage of the relative security that they offered."

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