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Headlam, Cecil. The story of Nuremberg - Page 142. 1899. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1669/show/1513.

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Headlam, Cecil. (1899). The story of Nuremberg - Page 142. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1669/show/1513

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Title The story of Nuremberg
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Headlam, Cecil
Contributor (Local)
  • James, H. M.
Publisher J. M. Dent & Co.
Date 1899
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • History
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Nuremberg, Germany
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  • books
  • plates (illustrations)
  • illustrations (layout features)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 303 pages; 18 cm
Original Item Location DD901.N93 H4 1899
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1684865~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript The Story of Nuremberg system of flank-works, and not having as yet applied with all its consequences the axiom that that which dejends should itself be defended, they wanted to see and command their external defences from within the body of the place, as, a century before, the baron could see from the top of his donjon whatever was going on round the walls of his castle, and send up his support to any point of attack. The great round towers of Nuremberg are more properly, in fact, detached than portions of a combined system, rather observatories than effective defen They were perhaps the last of their kind. Tradition has quite incorrectly ascribed them to Albert Durer. Not only were they built thirty years after oil but they are in principle entirely opposed to the views expounded in his book on the " Fortification of Towns." This book, which appeared in i - broke completely with the old media-val art of fortification (the theory of which may be said roughly to have consisted in an extensive use of towers), and recommended the construction of such bastions Kocherts-zwinger, or that in the neighbourhood of the Laufcr Thor (1527) which form the starting-point of modern fortification. The round towers, however, were not the sole defences of the gates. Outside each one of them was a kind offence of pointed beams after the manner of a chevaux-de-frise, whilst outside the ditch and close to the bridge stood a barrier, by the side of which was a guard-house. Though it was not till 1 598 that all the main gates were fitted with drawbridges, the v. bridges that served before that could doubtless be destroyed in cases of emergency. Double-folding doors and portcullises protected the gateways themselves. Once past there, the enemv was fir from 1 See " Military Architecture" M. V 142