Attack and Defence of Fortified Places by John MullerAttack and Defence of Fortified Places by John Muller

Attack and Defence of Fortified Places

byJohn MullerEditorDavid Manthey

Paperback | March 1, 2004

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The Attac and Defence of Fortified Places was the definitive guide for conducting and withstanding sieges in the 18th century, strongly influencing both field generals and city governors. Originally in print from 1747 to 1791, this book covers the strategies used in conflicts such as the War of Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War, and the American Revolution. John Muller's work draws heavily on Vauban's solid foundation of the 17th century, expanding and updating it to include 18th century innovations and tactics.

In the 18th century, warfare was dominated by fortifications. Many wars and battles were focused on besieging cities and forts, or on attempting to raise or prevent a siege. Although armies often met on the battlefield, their tactics and strategies were greatly influenced by the nearby strongholds. An understanding of siege warfare is crucial to following the course of a war and to comprehending the related history.

Notes by David Manthey include a short biography of John Muller, an explanation of 18th century gunpowder and maps, and a modern description of the computations used for mines. Also included are corrections to and observations on the text. A complete lexicon of terms clarifies the text and provides additional details.

Title:Attack and Defence of Fortified PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:March 1, 2004Publisher:Invisible College PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1931468184

ISBN - 13:9781931468183

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