Author: Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene-Emmanuel
Publisher: Wrens Park Publishing
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 390 pages, 85 illustrations. Some shelf wear to jacket. The author Viollet-le-duc, was a noted military engineer who served in the Franco-Prussian War. He recreates the life of a French castle from its obscure origins as a Gallic fort besieged by the Romans, through Feudal and Napoleonic wars, and finally the Franco-Prussian War. The book is a lucid classic and a superb way of tracing the rise and fall of European fortifications.