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Annals of a fortress : twenty-two centuries of siege warfare

Author: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evocative examination of siege warfare and fortifications, written as the life story of an imagined French castle, by a noted military engineer and architect who served in the Franco-Prussian war.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
ISBN: 185367429X 9781853674297
OCLC Number: 43884799
Description: xviii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Christopher Duffy --
The first retreat --
The Oppidum --
The first siege --
The cost of defenders --
The second siege --
The permanent camp --
foundation of a cite --
The fortified cite --
The third siege --
The feudal castle --
The fourth siege --
The first defences against fire artillery --
The fifth siege --
The cite of La Roche-Pont is fortified by Errard de Bar-le-Duc, engineer to the most Christian king of France and Navarre --
The sixth siege --
The town of la Roche-Pont is fortified by M. de Vauban --
The seventh siege --
conclusion --
Explanation of some of the technical terms used in this book.
Other Titles: Histoire d'une fortresse.
Responsibility: by E. Viollet-le-Duc ; new introduction by Dr Christopher Duffy.
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