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Sibenik fortification system in the late middle ages and the early modern period


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Brčić, Lucija. (2018). Sibenik fortification system in the late middle ages and the early modern period. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Pisk, Silvija].

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Sibenik fortification system was one of the most important symbols of the city during the battle against the Ottomans in the 17th century. The aim of this diploma thesis was to investigate the parts of fortification system in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period and respond in what way they affected the defense of the town. During this period Sibenik was under the Venetian rule whose defense focus lay in preserving the core points of interest to the Republic of Venice in the Adriatic. Literature and sources in the paper present the historical framework and the construction of the Sibenik fortification system at the time of various political, social and economic relations as well as changes to the fortresses of St. Michael, St. Ivan, St. Nicholas and Barone. The comparison method showed different stages of fortress construction and their adaptation to a new way of warfare at the end of the Middle Ages. The aim of this research was to determine how the fortification system played a key role in the defense of the city from the Ottomans. The research has shown that the Sibenik fortification system has indeed played a key role in defending the city in the Ottoman attacks in 1646 and 1647. The success of the cities defense has influenced a number of factors, the most important of which being the adaptation to a new way of warfare and new weapons in the Early Modern Period.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: dalmatian fortifications, Candian War, The Republic of Venice, Sibenik fortification system, The Military Revoluction
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Pisk, Silvija
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:39

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