The book “La militare architettura” is a book written by Pietro Ruggiero. It is written in Italian language. It is a book that deals with military architecture and fortresses. The author, Pietro Ruggiero, was a member of the military, as he is referred to in the book as a Captain.
“La militare architettura” is divided into 4 large parts. These parts in turn contain numerous chapters. The book starts first with the technical knowledge regarding military architecture. It explains the arithmetic rules and thus gives a basic understanding about fortifications. The second part deals with fortifications. Examples and different possibilities of arrangement or even shapes are given. The third part is devoted to the guard posts of the military installations. The fourth and last part contains the military art of Captain Pietro Ruggiero.
The book already suggests from its title that it is a very technical book. This is also evident from the pictures and drawings that are in the book. It has numerous pictures and sketches that are very geometric and technical. After all, the book explains military architecture with the rules of arithmetic and triangulation.
The size and shape of “la militare architettura” does not immediately suggest the subject of the book, but it fits it very well. It is in fact a relatively large book with 238 pages. The size and thickness also make the book relatively heavy. These aspects fit the theme of fortresses, as they are also large and thus also show strength. This strength and hardness is thus already conveyed by the format of the book.