SIEGE WARFARE: THE FORTRESS IN THE AGE OF VAUBAN AND FREDERICK THE GREAT, 1660-1789 (Volume II) – Buy it here.
The second in Duffy’s two-volume treatment of siege warfare, dealing with the classical period of artillery fortification. The author explains the significance of the two men widely acknowledged as the masters of military engineering, Sebastien de Vauban and Menno van Coehoorn, and also acknowledges several historical figures often neglected by scholars. Duffy puts the practice of siegework in the context of military history in general, explaining the shift in importance of fortresses during the period discussed.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st March 1985View all Books