Artillery improvements and warring city-states encouraged changes in the art of fortification in Renaissance Italy

Rapetti, Giovanni
April 1999
Military History;Apr99, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p72
Discusses the advent of technological development of firearms in the 15th century. Why Italy is the place where development of firearms started; Factors that engineers found to be contributing to the defeat of a party; Construction of fortresses with geometrical layouts from Leon Batista Alberti; Modernization of fortifications.


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