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Title: Scale models and the coastal fortifications of Malta
Authors: Spiteri, Stephen C.
Keywords: Fortification -- Models
Coast defenses -- Malta -- History --18th century
Fortification -- Planning -- Malta -- History
Knights of Malta -- History
Fortification -- Malta -- History
Malta -- Defenses -- History
Palace Armoury (Valletta, Malta)
Architectural models -- Malta -- History
Order of St John -- History
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta. International Institute for Baroque Studies
Citation: Spiteri, S.C. (2014/15). Scale models and the coastal fortifications of Malta. Baroque Routes Newsletter, 10, 8–13.
Abstract: Building fortifications and preparing for war has always demanded a good deal of planning. From around the sixteenth century onwards, a large part of the military engineers’ planning efforts came to be increasingly invested in acquiring an understanding of the landscape in order to ensure the most efficient exploitation of its features. To this end, meticulous scientific surveying and the creation of detailed maps and plans became a sine qua non of all military endeavours, critical in both in the implementation of defensive schemes as well as in the preparation of offensive campaigns.
Appears in Collections:Baroque Routes Newsletter, No.10, 2014/15

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