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The Fortress of Rhodes 1309–1522 (Fortress #96)

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First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Osprey Publishing (first published 2010)
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Nov 04, 2015 Norbert rated it it was amazing
Very interesting not only for the description of the battles for Rhodes, but because it explains why barbican, bulwark and bastions were made
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Sep 23, 2016 Alexander Rolfe rated it it was amazing
An illuminating description of the fortress of Rhodes, and how it help up under two sieges. Rhodes Besieged: A New History corrects a couple of Nossov's errors-- artillery didn't have to cool down, and cannon balls don't stick in stone walls-- but otherwise this is a better book.
Frank Kelly
Very helpful guide to understanding the fortifications, terrain and hisotry of the island. Both pictures and diagrams were quite illuminating.
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