Joan Valero

Castles and the Anglo-Norman World

CHARLOTTE LAPICHE; JOHN A. DAVIES; JEAN-MARIE LEVESQUE; ANGELA RILEY. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World, Oxbow Books, 2015, 336 p.
ISBN: 978-1785700224

Este libro, dedicado a los castillos del mundo anglo-normando, reúne una serie de veinte artículos elaborados por diversos especialistas franceses e ingleses dentro del campo de los estudios anglo-normandos. Incluye resúmenes de los conocimientos actuales y nuevas investigaciones sobre importantes castillos normandos tanto en Inglaterra como en Normandía, a partir de la información proporcionada por las excavaciones recientes.

Las diversas secciones consideran la evolución de castillos anglo-normandos, la arquitectura y la arqueología de monumentos normandos, la arquitectura románica y los objetos, el tapiz de Bayeux y la presentación de los sitios históricos para el público.

GEORGE NOBBS: Preface
JOHN A. DAVIES, ANGELA RILEY, JEAN-MARIE LEVESQUE, CHARLOTTE LAPICHE: Introducing Norman Connections
DAVID BATES: Foreword: Living in the Twelfth-Century Cross-Channel Empire

The Norman Connections Castles

ELIZABETH POPESCU: Norwich Castle
BRIAN AYERS: ‘…traces of the original disposition of the whole’. Excavated Evidence for the Construction of Norwich Castle Keep
T. A. HESLOP: The Shifting Structure of Norwich Castle Keep, 1066 to c.1230
PETER BERRIDGE: Colchester Castle: ‘Some tyme stronge and statelye, as the ruynes do shewe’
MARC MORRIS: Rochester Castle
CHARLOTTE LAPICHE, BENOÎT PANOZZO: Le château de Falaise : bilan de 150 ans de restaurations dans plus de 1000 ans d’histoire
JEAN-MARIE LEVESQUE, PASCAL LEROUX: Le château de Caen
EDWARD IMPEY, JOHN MCNEILL: The Great Hall of the Dukes of Normandy in the Castle at Caen

The Castles in Context

PIERRE BOUET: Châteaux et residences princières dans la Tapisserie de Bayeux
JON GREGORY, ROBERT LIDDIARD: Visible from Afar? The Setting of the Anglo-Norman Donjon
PAMELA MARSHALL: Some Thoughts on the Use of the Anglo-Norman Donjon

Recent Archaeological Research

ROLAND HARRIS: Recent Research on the White Tower: Reconstructing and Dating the Norman Building
FRANÇOIS FICHET DE CLAIRFONTAINE: Castle Heritage (Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries) in Lower Normandy and the Current State of Archaeological Research
BÉNÉDICTE GUILLOT: Recent Excavations at Caen Castle (2005 to 2014): Medieval Forges and Renaissance Stable

Presenting the Sites

FRANÇOIS FICHET DE CLAIRFONTAINE, JOSEPH MASTROLORENZO ,RICHARD BROWN :Le château de Falaise (Calvados): état des connaissances sur l’évolution du site castral du dixième siècle au treizième siècle
NICOLA COULTHARD: The Question of Site Enhancement in Rural Contexts: Examples of Projects Managed by the Calvados Departmental Council (Conseil Général du Calvados), Lower Normandy

Sculpture and Objects

JOHN CROOK: The Evolution of Capitals in Early Post-Conquest Architecture as Evidence for the Completion Date of the White Tower
STEVEN ASHLEY: Anglo-Norman Elite Objects from Castle and Countryside

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