|Author:||Fourquevaux, Raimond de Beccarie de Pavie, baron de, 1509-1574.|
|Title:||Instructions for the warres. Amply, learnedly, and politiquely, discoursing the method of militarie discipline. Originally written in French by that rare and worthy generall, Monsieur William de Bellay, Lord of Langey, Knight of the order of Fraunce, and the Kings lieutenant in Thurin. Translated by Paule Iue, Gent.|
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Instructions for the warres. Amply, learnedly, and politiquely, discoursing the method of militarie discipline. Originally written in French by that rare and worthy generall, Monsieur William de Bellay, Lord of Langey, Knight of the order of Fraunce, and the Kings lieutenant in Thurin. Translated by Paule Iue, Gent.
Fourquevaux, Raimond de Beccarie de Pavie, baron de, 1509-1574., Ive, Paul., Du Bellay, Guillaume, 1491-1543,
At London: Printed [by Thomas Orwin], for Thomas Man, and Tobie Cooke, 1589.
|Alternate titles:||Instructions sur le faict de la guerre. English Instructions sur le faict de la guerre.|
Not in fact by Du Bellay, but by Raimond de Beccarie de Pavie, baron de Fourquevaux.
A translation of: Instructions sur le faict de la guerre.
"The practise of fortification" by Paul Ive has separate pagination and title page with imprint: Imprinted at London by Thomas Orwin, for Thomas Man, and Toby Cooke. 1589.
The second folded plate has signature-mark Ee.
Identified as STC 7264 on UMI microfilm reel 289; part 2 identified as STC 14289 on reel 963.
Reproductions of the originals in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery and the British Library.
Appears at reel 289 (Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery copy) and at reel 963 (British Library copy, part 2 only).
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
❧TO THE RIGHT HO∣norable, William Dauison Esquier, one of her Maiesties principall Secretaries: and of hir Highnesse most Honourable priuie Councell.
To all Gentlemen Souldiers, and others, the Readers of this Booke.
❧ The Authour his Preface: wherein he disputeth whether it be lawfull for Christians to make Warres, or not.
¶ The Contents of the Chapters conteined in this treatise, are these following.
The first Booke of Militarie Discipline.
How the King ought to make his warres with the force of his owne Subiects
The number of Souldiers that might bee leuied in Fraunce.
The maner how to leuie Souldiers and to inroule them, and the qualities that are requisite to be in a newe Souldier
How Souldiers ought to be armed and weaponed, both ac∣cording vnto the manner that was vsed in the old time, and that which we do vse at this present
The manner how to distribute a great number of Soul∣dyers into many bands, and how to bring many bands into one principall number
How these new Souldiers ought to bee exercised in di∣uers exercises, and the bands perticulerly exercised, before that the Legion should be assembled
How to raung one band in battaile, and the order that it ought to keepe in trauailing through the countrie: and the manner how to lodge it in a campe, in his quarter a part, and a Legion together
How certaine number of horsemen should be ioyned vnto euery Legion
How it is necessary to deuide euery Batailon into three Battiles, the one seperated from the other
How to range a Legion in battaile, and after what maner it must be practised,
How from poynt to poynt to raunge foure Legions in battayle, wherein, the Author doth giue the best order that may be obserued
The Author sheweth by a fayned Battaile how an army of foure Legions raunged after the manner that he tea∣cheth, should vse their fight against their enemyes vpon a day of battaile
The Authour yeeldeth a reason for euery thing that was done, both before the beginning of the battaile, & after
The second Booke of Militarie Discipline.
How a Generall may range his Battailes after diuers man∣ners, vnto his aduauntage, with certaine policies which may doe him seruice when as he shall be at the poynt to fight with his enemies
What a Lieutenant Generall ought to do, after the win∣ning or leesing of a Battaile, and what considerations he ought to haue before that he do enter into Battaile
How a Captaine Generall ought to deferre to come vnto combat with his enemies as much as he may possible, when as the sayd enemies are entred into his Princes countrie: and whether is the greater daunger to attend for his enemies at home in his owne countrie, or to go seeke them in theirs. And likewise, if the sayd Generall should be importuned by his Souldiers to fight, how he might auoid it, and how to encourage them, if so be they were afrayd of their enemies
The order that a Lieutenant ought to keepe in martching through the enemies countrie: and the maner howe to range a square Battailon with foure faces, leauing an emptie place in the midst of it.
The order that a Lieutenant Generall ought to vse for the victualling of his armie: and how the auncient Chiefes did vse their booties, with diuers meanes that a Generall may vse to endomage his enemies, and to keepe himselfe from surprise
How a Lieutenant Generall ought to gouerne himselfe when he findeth himselfe too weake to abide his ene∣myes, with certaine policies to escape their danger when as he is fallen into it, and how to haue the aduantage of them
Howe to lodge foure Legions together in a Campe, and what watche they ought to keepe, with other poyntes concerning the sayde maner of lodging in Campe, and whilest the Campe is making
The third Booke of Militarie Discipline.
How a Generall may helpe himselfe in the warres with di∣uers policies
The order that the Generall ought to keepe in the besie∣ging of a Towne
How Souldiers ought to gouerne themselues according vnto the lawes of the warres: with the chiefest lawes, and the manner of proceeding in iudgement against an offender
How diuers crimes haue been sharply punished in times past: and how it is necessarie for a Lieutenant Generall to be somewhat cruell, if so be he would be well serued of his Souldiers.
How Souldiers ought to bee recompenced after that they haue doone good seruice: with the Author his ex∣cuse.
To the Right Honorable Sir William Brooke, of the most noble order of the Garter Knight, Lord Cobham, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and their members, of her Maiesties most honorable priuie Counsaile, and Lord Lieute∣nant of the Countie of Kent. And vnto the Right Honorable Sir Frauncis Walsing∣ham Knight, principall Secretarie to her Maiestie, Chan∣celor of the Dutchie of Lancaster, and of her Highnesse most honorable priuie Counsaile.
The Practise of Fortification.
The necessary placing of a Forte
The manner of fortifying in all sorts of grounds, and the commodities and discommodities a Fort may haue of it scituation
The manner of the lyning out of a Fort, and the considera∣tions to be vsed therein
The foundation, ditch, secrete ditch, and countermine.
The wall, counterforts, rampier, priuie dores, parapet or vammure, wayes by which the artillery must be brought into the first place, or casmate in the flanke, casmate in the ditch, couered wayes, and argine.
The manner of fortifying with earth
The manner of fortifying of old walled Townes
Errata in the Booke of Fortification.