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Author Garrett, Richard J.

Title The defences of Macau : forts, ships and weapons over 450 years / Richard J. Garrett
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents 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
Summary 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
Notes "Published in conjuction with Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- Defenses.
Macau (China : Special Administrative Region) -- History, Military.
Form Electronic book
Author Instituto Cultural de Macau.
ISBN 9789882205758 (electronic bk.)
9882205755 (electronic bk.)