A History of Fortification from 3000 BC to AD 1700

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The necessity to defend territory from strong points has been a fact of life since mankind first settled into agricultural communities. Sidney Toy traces the development of the art of fortification from the period of earliest historical examples down to the forts designed for defense by artillery, noting the salient features of the military works as well as the siege operations mounted against them. The castle is considered in its military aspect, as a fortress, and its domestic arrangements only in so far as they are ...

A History of Fortification from 3000 BC to AD 1700 2006, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844153589

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