Overview

First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them.
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The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522

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Overview

First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782000037
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Fortress , #96
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Konstantin Nossov is a researcher in and advisor on ancient and medieval arms, armour and warfare, as well as the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His particular areas of interest include the history of weapons, fortification and siege warfare. He has lived all his life in Moscow, Russia, and has traveled extensively in Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Asia Minor and the Far East. Konstantin has written several Osprey books, as well as other English language titles and numerous books in Russian.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chronology 7

Design and Development 8

History of the building of the Rhodes Fortress

Artillery fortification, in search of new forms Builders of fortifications and building methods

The Principles of Defence 18

Profile of defences and general principles of defence

Main enceinte Parapets, loopholes and machicolations

Ditch

Outworks

Tour of the Fortress 28

The Living Sites 41

Grand Master's Palace

Hospital

The Street of the Knights, the inns and other old buildings

The Fortress at War 44

1480

1522

Aftermath 60

Glossary 61

Bibliography and Further Reading 63

Index 64

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