Annals of a Fortress - Twenty-two Centuries of Siege Warfare by E. Viollet-le-Duc (New introduction by Christopher Duffy)
The wonderfully atmospheric life story of a fortress Colorfully charts the development of fortification and the art of the siege This brilliant evocative work is one of the greatest and most unusual books ever written on siege warfare and fortifications. In prose, Viollet-le-Duc recreates the life of a French castle from its obscure origins to its fate in the Franco-Prussian War. As an architect and experienced military engineer Viollet-le-Duc was uniquely placed to write on the history of fortifications. In Annals of a Fortress, he examines the life of the imaginary castle of La Roche-Pont as it endures numerous protracted and bitter sieges. Viollet-le-Duc was a noted military engineer, serving in the Franco-Prussian War, and architectural historian. He was the author of Military Architecture.
This hardcover book is in good condition with minor marks on cover and owner's inscription inside cover. Pages in excellent condition.
ISBN10: 0905778596 ISBN13: 978-0905778594
Publisher: Wrens Park
Publication Date: 2000