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Architecture militaire du Deccan : Une réponse défensive face à la guerre moderne

Abstract : Architecture militaire du Deccan focuses on the Deccan region in central India between the medieval and modern period, a period at the interface between local Indian culture and the Persian world, followed by relations with the colonial enterprise European in Asia. This period was marked by many conflicts, but also by an inventive adaptation of new military technologies in response to new forms of modern warfare in India, with the arrival of artillery. Using the most recent investigative techniques, such as photogrammetry and 3D modeling, this volume presents a wealth of new data. The author’s meticulous approach encompasses the study of urban maps, architectural plans and detailed descriptions of walls, bastions, moats, towers, gates, horsemen, granaries, hydraulic éléments, and more. Through the study of four representative fortified sites, the author synthesizes the evolution of the military architecture of the Deccan. One can only hope that this volume will inspire other scholars to work on other Indian fortified sites, not limited to the Deccan. Thus, a more complete understanding of the phases of evolution of Indian military architecture can emerge. [Sources : éditeur]
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Nicolas Morelle. Architecture militaire du Deccan : Une réponse défensive face à la guerre moderne. Archaeopress, 428 p., 2020, 978-1-78969-744-5. ⟨hal-02970911⟩

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