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Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660
     

Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660

by Christopher Duffy
 

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This classic text is the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for questions of military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism and imagination. The book is well illustrated, and will be a valuable companion for

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This classic text is the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for questions of military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism and imagination. The book is well illustrated, and will be a valuable companion for enthusiasts of military and architectural history, as well as the general medievalist.

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An illustrated analysis of the design, function, and history of fortresses designed to withstand artillery. Duffy (war studies, Sandhurst) looks at fortress warfare in Renaissance Italy, the origins of permanent artillery fortification, the Eighty Years War in the Netherlands, the English Civil War and the subjugation of Ireland, and fortress warfare beyond the seas. The concluding chapter explores what living in a fortress town was like for everyday people. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781136607868
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
8 MB

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