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The Defences of MacauForts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years$
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Richard J. Garrett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099937

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
The Defences of Macau

Richard J. Garrett

Hong Kong University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the forts, ships, and weapons used in the defenses throughout the 450-year history of Macau. It examines the military defenses of Macau during the seventeenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. It describes the two phases of fort building, the history of the Portuguese small arms, and the defensive role of the navy.

Keywords:   Macau, military history, forts, ships, weapons, small arms, Portuguese arms, navy

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