|Author:||Du Praissac, Sieur.|
|Title:||The art of warre, or Militarie discourses of leavying, marching, encamping; and embattailing an armie. Of building, defending, and expugning forts and fortified cities. Of ordinance, petards, and fireworks. Of the severall duties of officers, and souldiers. Of the Grecian, and Romane militia, and forming of battaillons; &c. By the Lord of Praissac. Englished by I.C.|
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The art of warre, or Militarie discourses of leavying, marching, encamping; and embattailing an armie. Of building, defending, and expugning forts and fortified cities. Of ordinance, petards, and fireworks. Of the severall duties of officers, and souldiers. Of the Grecian, and Romane militia, and forming of battaillons; &c. By the Lord of Praissac. Englished by I.C.
Du Praissac, Sieur., Cruso, John, d. 1681.
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, printer to that famous Universitie. And are to be sold by Iohn Williams at the Crane in Pauls church-yard in London, 1639.
|Alternate titles:||Discours militaires. English|
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Vpon the accurate translation of the Lord Du Praissac his Militarie discourses, done by his esteemed friend Captain JOHN CRUSO.
To his very worthie friend Captain JOHN CRUSO.
Ad dignissimum virum & de re mi∣litari optimè meritum Johannem Cruso, hujus operis Interpretem, factâ primùm ad Galliam Apostrophe.
TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRIE Lord MATRAVERS, Lord Lieutenant of his Majesties forces in Norfolk and Norwich.
TO THE GENTLEMEN OF the Artillerie and Militarie companies in this kingdome, and particularly of that in Norwich.
The subject of the book.
A table of the chapters.
How a Prince is to prepare himself to make warre, to raise an armie, and the manner of marching. CHAP. I.
Of encamping the Armie. CHAP. II.
The quartering of a Foot-companie.
The quartering of a Regiment of six Companies of foot.
The Infanterie quartered on the side of a river.
The quartering of a troop of 100 horse.
The quartering of a Regiment of five troops of horse.
A quarter of Infanterie and Cavallrie, fronting every way.
Of embattailing the Armie. CHAP. III.
Of the building of forts. CHAP. IIII.
Rules of Fortification.
These that follow are foure severall wayes of for∣tifying, according to the French, Spanish, Low-countrey, and Italian fashions.
The Spanish fortifications.
The Spanish fortification.
Low-Countrey fortification. In this table you may finde the quantitie of the angles flanking and flanked, in this manner.
The Venetian fortification.
Of the defence of fortresses. CHAP. V.
Of the taking of fortresses by petard or any other surprise, or by treacherie. CHAP. VI.
How to besiege and expugne cities. CHAP. VII.
The usuall practices to assail fortresses.
The figures following will facilitate the under∣standing of this chapter.
The description of the King of Spains Armie encamped before Ostend, on the quarter of the fort Albert, with the trenches as farre as the Downes. 1601.
The trenches made before Ostend, from the Downes on that side of the fort Albert, to the platform.
The trenches made before Ostend, from the platform to the town.
The siege of Rhynberg, by Marquis Spinola. anno 1606.
The siege of Gulick. 1610.
Of taking fortresses by famine. CHAP. VIII.
Of the defence of fortresses against the petard, and other surprises and treacheries. CHAP. IX.
Of the defence of fortresses against sieges. CHAP. X.
Of the defence of fortresses against famine. CHAP. XI.
Of releeving places besieged. CHAP. XII.
Of French Artillerie. Of foundings, mixtures, and measures of ordinance. CHAP. XIII.
diagrams of cannon parts
Of the offices of militarie men. CHAP. XIIII. Of the souldier.
Of the dutie of the Lanspassadoes and Appointees.
Of the Corporall.
Of the Sergeant of a companie.
Of the Ensigne.
Of the Lieutenant.
Of the Commissarie.
Of the Captain.
Of the drum.
Of the harbinger.
Of the barber chirurgeon.
Of the Provost.
Of the Quartermaster of a regiment.
Of the Sergeant major.
Of the Sergeant major Generall.
Of the Quartermaster Generall.
Of the Colonell.
Of the Marshall of the field.
Of the Commissarie Generall of the victuall.
Of the Master or Generall of the Artillerie.
Of the Generall of horse.
Of the Generall of Infanterie.
Of the Constable or Generall of the Armie.
Of fireworks. CHAP. XV.
Of the militia of the Grecians. CHAP. XVI.
Of the Romane Militia, in the time of Polybius. CHAP. XVII.
The manner of forming all sorts of battaillons. CHAP. XVIII.
To finde the square root, to the number of 4096.
To the worshipfull, my worthily honoured friend PHILIP SKIPPON Esquire, Captain of a Companie of foot, in service of the States of the united Provinces.
A SHORT METHOD, for the easie resolving of any Militarie question propounded.