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Cities at War in Early Modern Europe

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Between 1550 and 1700, artillery siege warfare transformed the European city, which was theorized, fortified, violated, rebuilt, and celebrated by leading artists and architects. The fortified perimeter, with its regular bastions, redefined the identity of the early modern city.Military planning also generated new forms of urban spaces, such as the orderly grid, the ...more
Hardcover, 354 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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Chris
Sep 09, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
Very military history, not much cultural, but that's good for some areas, I suppose. I don't agree with all the assumptions, but she makes a compelling argument about the military impetus for urban transformation in Early Modern Europe.
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