The castles are tangible testimonies of the history; their formation and story are written and moulded by the last decade's events. It is no accident that, in the present, those exuberant historical buildings are illuminated with admiration, and thousands ofvisitors attend them year-by-year for more than just esthetical pleasures. These castles silently present the yore while leading us to recall each age's magical atmosphere, begging us not just to know, but also understand our past. This is a cultural guidebook that will invite the reader into the word of Middle-European castles. It sheds light on the "personal history" of the castles by acquainting us with the original owners and successors, and explaining the position they occupied in the emperors - including the Habsburg Dynasty's - life. The intimate castle-introductions are spiced with early anecdotes, interesting fables, and of course with the entrancing illustrations; these elements together add the enjoyment to the collection. If the reader chooses, he or she may flip to certain pages to learn of particular castles, perhaps to plan a visit. I kindly recommend this issue for everyone, but particularly for those who have a tiny interest in history, the architectural masterpieces, or the cultural and historical traditions.
GEORGE VON HABSBURG
Méret: 259x347 mm, oldalszám: 224, nyelv: angol, német