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The Resource Cities at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak

Cities at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak

Label
Cities at war in early modern Europe
Title
Cities at war in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Martha Pollak
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 tree-lined avenue, the great central square dominated by triumphal sculpture, and the greenbelt that provided clear boundaries and controlled viewpoints. In The city at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak offers a pan-European, richly illustrated study of early modern military urbanism, an international style of urban design characterized by uniformity, geometrical clarity, architectural economy, and unadorned monumentality. Pollak examines this new urbanism as visualized by engravers, painters, and cartographers in accurate plans and powerful panoramic views. Her comparative, transnational study ranges from Britain to the Ottoman Empire, and from Malta to Scandinavia, and focuses on major centers--Naples, Paris, Antwerp, Stockholm--and "fortress cities" such as Valletta and Palmanova, which are still defined by their immense, geometrically perfect fortifications"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollak, Martha D
Dewey number
307.76094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT131
LC item number
.P644 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • City planning
  • Military planning
  • Fortification
  • Architecture
  • Siege warfare
  • War and society
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Cities at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geometry of power : pentagonal citadels and the emergence of military urbanism -- Military culture and the dissemination of urban knowledge -- Siege views : the war of military images -- The forms of military urbanism : streets, defensive fortification, and public spaces -- Celebrating peace : triumphs, war games, and the transformation of urban space -- Epilogue: fireworks and illuminated architecture
Control code
467359426
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780521113441
Lccn
2009047372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)467359426
Label
Cities at war in early modern Europe, Martha Pollak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geometry of power : pentagonal citadels and the emergence of military urbanism -- Military culture and the dissemination of urban knowledge -- Siege views : the war of military images -- The forms of military urbanism : streets, defensive fortification, and public spaces -- Celebrating peace : triumphs, war games, and the transformation of urban space -- Epilogue: fireworks and illuminated architecture
Control code
467359426
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780521113441
Lccn
2009047372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)467359426

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