French Fortresses in North America 1535–1763

Québec, Montréal, Louisbourg and New Orleans

French Fortresses in North America 1535–1763 cover

French Fortresses in North America 1535–1763

Québec, Montréal, Louisbourg and New Orleans

Description

Following the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492, European colonists brought their system of fortification to the New World in an attempt to ensure their safety and consolidate their conquests. French and British explorers came later to North America, and thus the establishment of their sizeable settlements only got under way during the 17th century. The inhabitants of New France built elaborate fortifications to protect their towns and cities. This book provides a detailed examination of the defenses of four of them: Québec, Montréal and Louisbourg in Canada, and New Orleans in Louisiana.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080262
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 36 b/w; 28 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 27
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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Donato Spedaliere

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and move…

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