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The foremost examples were the earthen enceintes ofKonigsberg and Pillau, which were begun in 1626. The leading native exponent of Netherlandish fortification was Matthias Dogen, who learnt the manner while he was serving as the Brandenburg resident in The Hague. His massive treatise Heutiges Tages Obliche Kriegs Baukunst was published in German and Latin in 1646 and 1647, and in French in 1648. That most formidable ruler the Great Elector Frederick William (1640-88) called on the services of Dogen to help him to carry out a comprehensive scheme of national defence.
The thing was a grave embarrassment to the Austrians, for their defences all faced to the north and east, against old enemies like the Swedes and Turks, and they had nothing to put in the way of an attack down the Danube valley. At Vienna there was no single body of engineering officers and bureaucrats who could direct sieges or attend to state defence. The Hofkriegsrath (Court War Council) gave the initial orders for military construction, but left the execution entirely to the Fortifications BauZahlamt, which sent the appropriate instructions to 23 Frontispiece, Matthias Dagen Louis XIV and Old Fortress Warfare 1660-1715 the fortress commandant concerned, or dispatched engineers of its own from Vienna.
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The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great 1660-1789 by Christopher Duffy