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By Rune Frederiksen,Mike Schnelle,Silke Muth,Peter Schneider,Peter Schneider

With a set of fifty seven articles in English, French and German, proposing the latest study on old fortifications, this ebook is the main gigantic e-book ever to have issued at the subject for a few years. whereas fortifications of the traditional cultures of the center east and historical Greek and Roman worlds have been spotted by means of tourists and students from the very starting of analysis on antiquity from the overdue 18th century onwards, the architectural, monetary, logistical, political, city and different social points of fortifications were a little bit missed and underestimated through scholarship within the twentieth century. The e-book offers the learn of a brand new new release of students who've been studying these features of fortifications, a lot of them with years of expertise in fieldwork on urban partitions. a lot new facts and a clean examine this significant classification of equipped constitution is now made to be had, and the e-book could be of curiosity not just to the sphere of historic structure, but additionally to different sub-disciplines of archaeology and historical historical past.

The papers have been awarded at a convention in Athens in December 2012, and so they all current fabric and talk about themes below seven headings that symbolize the main crucial subject matters within the examine of fortification in antiquity: the origins of fortification, actual atmosphere and development approach, functionality and semantics, old context, the fortification of areas and locally limited phenomena, the fortifications of Athens and new box research.

The e-book is quantity 2 within the new sequence Fokus Fortifikation reviews, created via the German established overseas study community Fokus Fortifikation. the themes integrated were pointed out by means of the community over many prior meetings and workshops as being crucial and as wanting learn and dialogue past the community participants. quantity 1 within the sequence, historic Fortifications: a compendium of conception and perform (Oxbow Books) also will seem in 2015 and jointly the 2 volumes deliver the sphere of fortification experiences updated and may be an important source for a few years to come.

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