The defences of Macau : forts, ships and weapons over 450 years / Richard J. Garrett.
By: Garrett, Richard J.
Contributor(s): Instituto Cultural de Macau.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789882205758 (electronic bk.); 9882205755 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- Defenses | Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- History, MilitaryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 355.8095126 LOC classification: DS796.M257 | G37 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"Published in conjuction with Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Seventeenth-Century Defences; 3. The First Phase of Fort Building; 4. The Years of Peace; 5. Nineteenth-Century Defences; 6. The Second Phase of Fort Building; 7. Twentieth-Century Defences; 8. The Defensive Role of the Navy; 9. Artillery in Macau; 10. Portuguese Small Arms; Appendix I -- Account of the Circumstances of the Campaign Against Pirates in 1810; Appendix II -- Gunpowder Production; Appendix III -- Lists of Cannon Existing in Macau at Various Times.
This text fills the gap in describing Macau's defensive works and weapons, on land and sea, much of which has been previously unrecorded. These defences were crucial to the survival of Portuguese Macau and the book covers the period from its founding in 1557 until the late 20th century.
Description based on print version record.