MILITARY DISCOURSE (The Art of War in 1615)



MILITARY DISCOURSE (The Art of War in 1615), by Sr. du Praissac, Translated by G.F.Nafziger and M. Tessier.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″
Pages: 108 pages
Illustrations: 77
Price: $25

Published in 1615, this is a most interesting work.  It provides the drill for handling an arquebus and for pike formations and maneuvers.  From there it goes into encamping an army; building fortresses; the defense of fortresses; the defense of fortresses against petards, surprises, and treason; how to besiege and force towns; taking fortresses by starvation; defense against a siege; defense of fortresses against starvation; relief of besieged fortresses; the French use of artillery, casting, alloys and size of guns; the offices of military men; pyrotechniques; the Greek militia; and the Roman militia in the time of Polybius.