|Title:||Fire and Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare, 1660-1860|
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|Publisher:||David & Charles; First Edition edition (April 1975)|
Personal Name: Duffy, Christopher, 1936-. Publication, Distribution, et. Newton Abbot On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Fire and stone : the science of fortress warfare, 1660-1860, Christopher Duffy.
Provides a detailed analysis of the arts of fortification and siegecraft as they were carried on between 1660 and 1860, a period when fortress warfare exercised an often decisive influence upon strategy, politics and urban life.
Fire and Stone has helped to correct much of this. It is definitely a technical work and one written more for specialists then the general reader. But it never ascends to a level where the amatuer is simply left in the dirt. It has a wealth of drawings and diagrams, photographs, and schematics. The overall view of European fortification theory and practice provides a good background for understanding the forts we see in North America, as well as other locations around the world from the age of European colonization. I find any Christopher Duffy book enjoyable to read, with a good mix of general information, period quotation, anecdotes, and illustration. 4 people found this helpful.
I find any Christopher Duffy book enjoyable to read, with a good mix of general information, period quotation, anecdotes, and illustration. A well-written, informative introduction to the subject. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. The title is a bit misleading, in that the concentration of the work is more on 17th and 18th (Duffy's specialty) centuries of European siege warfare, with relatively little on the 19th century, while Duffy reaches back to the end of 16th century for some examples. This is a very minor quibble, though.
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There are two companion volumes to the present work: Fire and Stone. The Science of Fortress Warfare 1660-1860, Newton Abbot, 1975. xv. with the techniques of siting, designing, building, garrisoning, defending and attacking artillery fortifications in the classic age (out of print). The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660, London, 1979. Similar in style to the present work, but contains additional sections on oriental engineering, and on urbanism and the architectural and literary symbolism of artillery fortification.
Book description: Publisher: Book Sales. Identifiers: ISBN 10: 0785821090 ISBN 13: 9780785821090. This book describes the following items: Military - General, History, History - Military : War, Military, Military - Strategy, More about the author(s): Christopher Duffy was born in 1936. Download more by: Christopher Duffy. Find and Load Ebook Fire And Stone
The fortress was originally constructed by Gustav Vasa in 1544 to defend Stockholm against shipborne attacks from the east, but most of the current structure dates from 1833–1863. Russian prisoners-of-war were used in part to build the fortress. The stretch of water below the building was formerly the main sea route to Stockholm. Thus, the fortress was strategically situated to defend the city from naval attacks. The Danes attacked it in 1612 and the Russian navy in 1719. Since the mid 19th century, its military importance has ceased . Fire and Stone – The Science of Fortress Warfare 1660 – 1860 by Prof. Download as PDF. Printable version.