Tag: Castle

Prisoners of the Castle An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison


Ben Macintyre, "Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison"
English | ISBN: 0593136330 | 2022 | EPUB | 368 pages | 80 MB
The definitive and surprising true story of one of history’s most notorious prisons-and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their captors, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor

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The Marlborough Mound Prehistoric Mound, Medieval Castle, Georgian Garden


The Marlborough Mound: Prehistoric Mound, Medieval Castle, Georgian Garden edited by Richard Barber
English | August 23, 2022 | ISBN: 1783271868 | True PDF | 224 pages | 62 MB
Marlborough Mound, standing among the buildings of Marlborough College, has attracted little attention until recently. Records showed it to be the motte of a Norman castle, of which there were no visible remains.

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Cadbury Castle Somerset The Later Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology


John Barrett, P. W. M. Freeman, Ann Woodward, "Cadbury Castle Somerset: The Later Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology"
English | 2000 | ISBN: 1850747164 | PDF | pages: 422 | 59.8 mb
A substantial integrated and interpretative report of the archaeological evidence for the occupation and defense of this impressive multivallate hillfort between the late Bronze Age and the Saxon and early medieval periods. Chapters examine the construction sequence of the castle, largely based on its ceramic sequence, and finds recovered from the `massacre levels’ resulting from the Roman violent conquest of the fort during the 1st century AD. Production resources and residues, largely associated with metal and stone working, agricultural features and implements as well as dress accessories and domestic items are also examined in some detail.

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Inside Bluebeard’s Castle Music and Drama in Béla Bartók’s Opera


Inside Bluebeard’s Castle: Music and Drama in Béla Bartók’s Opera By Carl S. Leafstedt
1999 | 254 Pages | ISBN: 0195109996 | PDF | 6 MB
This is the first book-length examination of Bartók’s 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, one of the twentieth century’s enduring operatic works. Writing in an engaging style, Leafstedt adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the opera by introducing, in addition to music-dramatic analysis, a number of topics that are new to the field of Bartók studies. These new areas of critical and scholarly terrain include a detailed literary study of the libretto and a gender-focused analysis of the opera’s female character, Judith. Leafstedt begins with a short introductory chapter that places Duke Bluebeard’s Castle within the context of Bartók’s early composing career, his discovery of folk music, and its impact on his later work. The book goes on to explore the composition’s troubled history, its failure to win two early Hungarian opera competitions, and the three versions of the ending that resulted, discussed here in depth for the first time. The core of the book is devoted to the musical and dramatic organization of the opera and offers an analysis of the seven individual door scenes, including a detailed analysis of scene six, the "lake of tears" scene, illustrating the work’s complex tonal organization and dramatic structure. A separate chapter places this darkly psychological version of the Bluebeard story within the broader context of European history and literature. Throughout the book, Leafstedt draws on original Hungarian source material, much of it newly translated by the author and available here for the first time in English, and he includes a generous selection of musical examples. Inside Bluebeard’s Castle is an ideal starting point for research in twentieth-century music, Hungarian cultural history, and opera studies, as well as an invaluable guide for anyone interested in Bartók’s only opera.

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