From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

(Redirected from Fort)
Jump to: navigation, search

"In short, the fortresses of the Middle Ages replaced primitive welcomes and sacred ancient hospitality with permanent social rejection as the primary necessity for the workings of the war machine."--Speed and Politics (1977) by Paul Virilio

Vestiges of the Alamut Castle (photo Payampak)
Vestiges of the Alamut Castle (photo Payampak)

Related e



Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defense in warfare. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin fortis ("strong") and facere ("to make").

See also

Fort components

Types of forts and fortification

Fortification and siege warfare

Famous experts

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Fortification" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools