Fort Towns of France: The Bastides of the Dordogne and Aquitaine

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The bastides, or fortified towns, of south-west France were the new towns of the Middle Ages. The very first, Cordes, was founded early in the thirteenth century, and others were built and developed right up to the seventeenth century, affording their people both protection and prosperity. The architecture of the bastides is as stunning as their rural settings. It is characterized by elaborate double rings of fortifications, huge arcaded market squares, chequerboard urban layouts, and exquisite combinations of wood and ...

Fort Towns of France: The Bastides of the Dordogne and Aquitaine 1993, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781850436089

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