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L'art de bâtir dans les châteaux forts en Alsace ( Xe-XIIIe siècle)

Abstract : From the end of the Hungarian invasions, in the second third of the 10th Century, until 1300, a growing number of private fortifications was built in Alsace. This phenomenon was represented by dozens of castles, ruins of which punctuate from North to South the eastern side of the Vosges Mountains and stirred up the curiosity of many archaeologists for more than one century. The history of their construction, or "art of building", considered as secondary for a long time, improved thanks to the archaeological studies of elevations. These researches enable to show information relating to the organisation of a building-yard and the management of materials, thanks to the documentation of the different stages of building. The Vosges massif being divided into a sandstone part in the North and a granite part in the South, geological or chemical studies open new fields of knowledge (composition of mortars, stone selection for the facing of wall...). Built upon a well visible summit, the castle gathered the functions of private residence and public defence, so its walls were designed to fit military and residential requirements at best.
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Jacky Koch. L'art de bâtir dans les châteaux forts en Alsace ( Xe-XIIIe siècle). Histoire. Université de Lorraine, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LORR0138⟩. ⟨tel-01749223⟩

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