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

Siege Warfare

The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660

Paperback Published: 24th October 1996
ISBN: 9780415146494
Number Of Pages: 304

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InSiege Warfare,Christopher Duffy sets the fortress at the center of history between 1494-1660, the time when gunpowder changed the shape of warfare. He explains and clarifies the elaborate calculations which lie behind fortress construction, showing how the period was shaped, in both its town planning and urban life, by the art of fortress building. The narrative begins in Renaissance Italy, considers the engineering of the Dutch and Spanish during the Eighty Years War, and covers the state-of-the-art in Britain, Scandinavia, Muscovy and Turkey. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism, making it the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period.

""Siege Warfare represents a valuable resource in the library of anyone interested in the contours of early modern warfare. The full meaning of developments in siege warfare remains still to be worked out by historians, but we can be confident that, when they do, they will use the materials so ably assembled by Christopher Duffy." -"Sixteenth Century Journal

Prologue: The Earliest Artillery Fortificationp. 1
Fortress Warfare in Renaissance Italyp. 8
Later Italian Wars and the Origins of Permanent Artillery Fortification 1530-1600p. 23
The Frontiers of France 1513-59p. 43
The Eighty Years War in the Netherlands 1566-1648p. 58
The Apprenticeship of France 1560-1660p. 106
The English Civil War and the Subjugation of Irelandp. 140
The Baltic Empiresp. 163
The Sultan and his Enemiesp. 191
Fortress Warfare beyond the Seasp. 220
The Fortress and Humankindp. 247
Bibliographyp. 265
General Indexp. 277
Subject Indexp. 288
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415146494
ISBN-10: 0415146496
Series: Siege Warfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 24th October 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 19.0  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 1