Estrategia y Propaganda. Arquitectura militar en el Caribe (1689-1748)
Libreria Editrice L'Erma di Bretschneider
Roma, 2020; br., pp. 186, ill. col., cm 24x28.
(Bibliotheca Archaeologica. 68).
collana: Bibliotheca Archaeologica
- EAN13: 9788891319531
Soggetto: Architettura e Arte Civile,Architettura e Arte Militare
Periodo: 1400-1800 (XV-XVIII) Rinascimento
Peso: 1 kg
The fortresses built in the Caribbean form a heritage of remarkable cultural values which are still not internationally known. All these buildings, whether they were finished or not and regardless of their state of conservation, are defined by two inseparable characteristics: their defensive function and their value as an element of an image of the governing power. The complexity of these proposals of strategy and propaganda, have led to propose as the main objective of this work to demonstrate that each European power raised a model of management. This was possible from some theoretical paradigms that were defined through the technical transference of the urban development of the cities and the geographical development of the regions, as well as the own defense of the populations under their government. The geographical scope chosen in this work includes both the ports of the Caribbean and those of the Gulf of Mexico, including not only the majority ports administered by the Spanish government but also those of other European powers such as France, England, Holland and Denmark. The chronological frame is developed between 1689 and 1748, which allows approaching the international war impact in the area, from the Nine Years War to the Jenkins' Ear or the Seat War. The results of the work are intended not only to increase knowledge but also to transfer it in order to respond to the interest raised among international tourism and local populations, or in academic circles, dedicated to this type of heritage.