'Hermans's effort to make a synthesis on the subject of tower houses is to be applauded. It means a break with the existing practice of researching individual buildings, which does not lead to the understanding of the larger picture. He has tried to draw general and more specific conclusions by comparing the existing data, but was hindered by two different factors. First, the underlying data for this study is incomplete due to the fact that a lot of information on the buidlings has disappeared over time and not all buildings have been studied (yet) in the same profound way. [...] Second, Hermans's narrow definition of the thower house excludes a vast amount of buildings that might have a significant relation to this building type and are now left out of the analysis of the genesis, functioning, and morphology of the tower house. Still, this dissertation gives a good base for future investigations by giving an overview of the most important structures of this building type.' Birgit Dukers in: The Medieval Low Countries 4 (2017), p. 279-283.
Gesignaleerd in: Tijdschrift van de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 8 (2016) 2, p. 34.