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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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The Second Phase of Fort Building

The Second Phase of Fort Building

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(p.83) Chapter 6 The Second Phase of Fort Building
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The Defences of Macau
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Richard J. Garrett

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0006

This chapter examines the second phase of fort construction in Macau during the nineteenth century. During this period, granite was the main building material used and brickwork was also extensively used for internal structures. The forts were generally designed to resist a siege or an attack from heavy artillery. The design was simple and they appear merely like places to mount cannon and their defenses were limited to the resistance of attacks by foot soldiers armed with rifles.

Keywords:   forts, Macau, granite, brickwork, cannon, military defense

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