I started the task by first rereading my argument and thus recalling the content of the book.
The book “La militare architettura” by Pietro Ruggiero is about military architecture and fortresses, so for my first search I chose the topic of conversation to be “architecture” and I searched for the keyword “fortresses”.
Although it had many results on my search, the results were disappointing. There was no book that discussed the military uses of architecture.
When I changed the topic of conversation to “war”, I came across an interesting book: On the Art of War by Frederick the Great. I chose it because the title suggested that the book was about military tactics. In fact, this is among other themes also a topic in Pietro Ruggiero’s “La militare architettura”. In a short section, Frederick the Great writes about the importance of fortresses to secure the occupation of Silesia and to be able to hold off enemies.
For my next search I chose the topic of conversation to be “military” and as a keyword I chose “architecture”. Unfortunately, I did not find any interesting book, which is why I swapped the two terms. Now the topic was “architecture” and the keyword “military”. However, this search did not bring me to a desired result.
I finally decided to change Alice’s Brain and did several searches. Again, I did not come across any book that met my requirements.
I then changed the body back to the Xenotheka Library and using the Topic of conversation “war” and the keyword “fortress” I found the book “The Art of War” by Machiavelli. I have seen this book in previous searches, but initially did’t want to choose it as my second book due to the title, which is almost identical to Frederick the Great’s book. Machiavelli’s book deals mainly with military affairs, in addition to the topics of tactics, strategy and politics. The topics covered thus share a similarity with Frederick the Great’s book.