Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV

Titre : Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV
Auteur : Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
Éditeur : McFarland
ISBN-13 : 9780786456987
Libération : 2009-10-20

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"Vauban built a formidable ring of fortresses to protect France's national frontiers and was also a gifted economist, author, and political strategist. Covers his exceptional career (within the background of Louis XIV's reign) and lasting influences in France and other nations, with illustrations of 17th century bastioned fortification, artillery, and seige warfare contributions, some still standing"--Provided by publisher.

Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV s France

Titre : Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV s France
Auteur : James Falkner
Éditeur : Pen & Sword
ISBN-13 : 1844159272
Libération : 2011

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Sebastien Le Prestre, Marshal Vauban, was one of the greatest military engineers of all time. His complex, highly sophisticated fortress designs, his advanced theories for the defense and attack of fortified places, and his prolific work as a writer and radical thinker on military and social affairs, mark him out as one of the most influential military minds of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Yet no recent study of this extraordinary man has been published in English. James Falkner, in this perceptive and lively new account of Vauban's life and work, follows his career as a soldier from a dashing and brave young cavalry officer to his emergence as a masterful military engineer. And he shows that Vauban was much more than simply a superlative builder of fortresses, for as a leading military commander serving Louis XIV, he perfected a method for attacking fortifications in the most effective way, which became standard practice until the present day. James Falkner's new study will add significantly to the understanding of Vauban's achievements and the impact his work has had on the history of warfare.

Conserving the Enlightenment

Titre : Conserving the Enlightenment
Auteur : Jānis Langins
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 0262122588
Libération : 2004

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A study of French military engineers at a crucial point in the evolution of modern engineering.

Vauban Under Siege

Titre : Vauban Under Siege
Auteur : Jamel Ostwald
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004154896
Libération : 2007

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"Vauban under Siege" is the first systematic comparison of the theory of Vaubanian siegecraft with its reality, contrasting military engineering's pursuit of the efficient siege with generals' contradictory search for rapid conquest, purchased at the cost of additional lives.

The Vauban Fortifications of France

Titre : The Vauban Fortifications of France
Auteur : Paddy Griffith
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781472800237
Libération : 2013-01-20

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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.

The Dynastic State and the Army Under Louis XIV

Titre : The Dynastic State and the Army Under Louis XIV
Auteur : Guy Rowlands
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521641241
Libération : 2002-08-29

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A new interpretation of the development of the French army during Louis XIV's reign.

Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe

Titre : Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe
Auteur : Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
Éditeur : McFarland
ISBN-13 : 078646027X
Libération : 2010-12-20

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During the Middle Ages, castles and other fortified buildings were a common feature of the European landscape. As central powers rose and fell, the insecurity of the times inspired a revival of fortifications first introduced in the Roman Empire. Despite limitations in construction techniques and manpower, medieval fortifications were continuously adapted to meet new political circumstances and weapons technology. Here is an illustrated guide to the architecture of medieval fortifications, from the first castles to the fortified cities of the 15th and 16th centuries. In hundreds of detailed and thoroughly researched pen-and-ink drawings, historian and artist Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage introduces the reader to the development and diversity of European medieval military architecture. Each drawing is accompanied by meticulous descriptions of types of buildings (e.g., motte-and-bailey castles), built-in defenses (arrow slits, pepper-pot towers), and particular castles and cities (the Mont-Saint-Michel, the city of Jerusalem). Elements of medieval warfare and weaponry are also covered in drawings and text.

Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology

Titre : Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:$C148334
Libération : 1908

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Her to Z

Titre : Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Her to Z
Auteur : Joseph Thomas
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433082542626
Libération : 1901

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Joseph Thomas A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Her to Z Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology

Titre : Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology
Auteur : Joseph Thomas
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112114022459
Libération : 1911

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Joseph Thomas A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.