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Venetian Renaissance Fortifications in the Mediterranean

Dragoş Cosmescu
Format
Book
Published
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9780786497508, 0786497505
Summary
"This book illustrates in detail the impressive defenses of Cyprus, Crete and Corfu, their design and their war record. Walled towns and fortresses were constructed to the latest standards of military technology, with walls capable of withstanding the largest armies and the longest sieges, including the longest in history -- 22 years"--
Contents
  • Foreword by Elisabetta Molteni
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The republic of Venice. Venice and the sea
  • The Venetian strategy of defense
  • The art of fortification in the Renaissance
  • Part II. The island of Cyprus. Nicosia
  • Famagosta
  • Cerines
  • Part III. The island of Crete. Candia
  • Canea
  • Retimo
  • Part IV. The island of Corfu. Corfu
  • Part V. The defenses under attack. The War of Cyprus, 1570-1574
  • The War of Candia, 1645-1669
  • The War of Morea, 1684-1699
  • The War of 1714-1718
  • Conclusion.
Description
xii, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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