The Vauban Fortifications of France

The Vauban Fortifications of France cover

The Vauban Fortifications of France

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Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France, not only during his lifetime, but also throughout the 18th century when his legacy and methods remained in place almost unchanged. Indeed, his expertise and experience in the construction, defence, and attack of fortresses is unrivalled by any of his contemporaries, of any nationality. In all three of those fields he was a significant innovator and prolific exponent, having planned approximately 160 major defensive projects and directed over 50 sieges. This book provides not only a modern listing of his varied interventions and their fates, but also a wide-ranging discussion of just how and why they pushed forward the international boundaries of the arts of fortification.

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Published 12 Apr 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768755
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 4 b/w; 42 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 42
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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