Chapter

Introduction

Richard J. Garrett

in The Defences of Macau

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099937
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206809 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the forts, ships, and weapons used in the defenses throughout the 450-year history of Macau. It examines the military defenses of Macau during the seventeenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. It describes the two phases of fort building, the history of the Portuguese small arms, and the defensive role of the navy.

Keywords: Macau; military history; forts; ships; weapons; small arms; Portuguese arms; navy

Chapter.  3190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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