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The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Richard J. Garrett


The forts built from the early seventeenth century onwards, the ships that defended Macau's waters, the weapons that armed the facilities and the soldiers and sailors who manned them all are detailed in this book. These forts, cannon and small arms were a familiar part of society for hundreds of years, and a significant part of Macau's heritage. Macau is fortunate in having so many artifacts remaining, but very little research has been done on them. The book addresses this gap by identifying many rare and unique weapons. More than 200 illustrations, many in color, serve as a visual record of w ... More

Keywords: forts, seventeenth century, Macau's waters, heritage, artifacts, weapons, Macau's World Heritage Sites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099937
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard J. Garrett, author