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Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas

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Covers the development and operational history of the Tibetan-style fortified monasteries throughout the Himalayas.

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Peter Harrison is a retired medical practitioner who has had a lifelong interest in military architecture and has written 11 papers over the last 15 or so years on diverse subjects for the Fortress series as well as for Fort, Casemate and Postern. He has written on fortified churches in La Thierache in France, Peloponnesian castles and fortresses, the fortified village of Ushguli and the Pa Maori. Boydell and Brewer published his book Castles of God; Fortified Religious Buildings of the World in 2004 and it was short listed for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award in 2005. It has also been translated and republished in Italy. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.


It is an interesting, well illustrated study and Osprey are to be congratulated on stretching our horizons -- Miniature Wargames This is a stimulating book on an unusual subject -- Casemate Fortress Study Group

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