Fortresses of Faith: A Pictorial History of the Fortified Saxon Churches of Romania


As the second millennium begins the story of the Saxon settlers in Transylvania assumes a particular historic pertinence. For nearly a thousand years, these stalwart people from the Rhine valley and thereabouts played a key role in the diaspora in the second half of this century. Fortresses of Faith focuses on their magnificent architectural legacy -the fortress- churches or kirchenburngen of the Seibenburgen. After a comprehensive introduction covering history, architecture, and dcor, the author takes us on an enthralling ...

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