The Arte Militaire - The Application of 17th Century Military Manuals to Conflict Archaeology (Century of the Soldier)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd (30 Nov. 2016)
By: Warwick Louth (Author)
Like investigations on the Little Bighorn Battlefield, through use wear analysis of the material remains of conflict, can we effectively tell the nuances of individual drill, practice and movement of people across a landscape, their drill actively mirroring subtleties in our understanding of interpretation? Taking the works of such writers and artists, such as Bariffe, de Gheyn and Ward, the author attempts to actively breakdown how individual and group drill will leave material remains and the archaeological means these might be taken down. But equally, this work also attempts to investigate and breach the subject of whether such manuals can also be used to dictate the survivability of 17th century fortifications, often within urban landscapes devoid of their Civil War origins, as can be seen at Alton and Basing House. Theoretical in its nature and utilising and combining elements of research not previously collaborated, The Arte Militaire is unique in not merely showing how military manuals were used, but rather how they can still be utilised and seen within the historical landscape. Contains c 50 b/w ills, diagrams, maps.