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Fortifications -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of fortifications.


Six Superlative Sources

· Duffy, Christopher. Fire and Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare, 1660-1860. David and Charles, 1975.

· Floyd, Dale E., compiler. Military Fortifications: A Selective Bibliography. Greenwood Press "Bibliographies and Indexes in Military History," 1992.

· The Fortress Ring Home Page.

· Hogg, Ian. The History of Forts and Castles. Orbis, 1981.

· Hughes, Quentin. Military Architecture: The Art of Defence from Earliest Times to the Atlantic Wall. St. Martin's Press, 1974; Beaufort, 1991, 2nd ed.

· Toy, Sidney. A History of Fortification from 3000 BC to AD 1700. Macmillan, 1955.

Other Excellent Sources

· Brice, Martin. Stronghold: A History of Military Architecture. Shocken Books, 1985.

· Clarke, Sir George Sydenham. Fortification: Its Past Achievements, Recent Developments, and Future Progress. John Murray, 1890, 1907; latter edition reprinted by Beaufort, 1989.

· Clements, W.H. Towers of Strength: Martello Towers Worldwide. Leo Cooper, 1999.

· Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art. Fortifications: Military Architecture after the Introduction of Firearms: Specialized and Systematic Dictionary. K.G. Saur, 1990, 2nd ed.

· De La Croix, Horst. Military Considerations in City Planning: Fortifications. George Braziller "Planning and Cities," 1972.

· Herman, Marguerita Z. Ramparts: Fortification from the Renaissance to West Point. Avery Publishing, 1992.

· Johnston, Stephen. Late Roman Fortifications. Barnes and Noble, 1983.

· Kern, Paul Bentley. Ancient Siege Warfare. Indiana University Press, 1999.

· McNicoll, A.W. Hellenistic Fortifications from the Aegean to the Euphrates. Oxford University Press, 1996.

· Sutcliffe, Sheila. Martello Towers. David and Charles, 1972.

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