Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, FORTMED2015 - International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Western Mediterranean coast

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De la iglesia como baluarte al baluarte como iglesia. Estrategias de fortificación y modernización de las defensas medievales en las villas del litoral de la Marina de la costa de Alicante (1535-1587).
Antoni Banyuls Pérez

Última modificación: 17-07-2015


In the sixteenth century the coast between Calpe and Cape San Antonio in Jávea became the most dangerous in the Valencian coast against attacks by Barbary due to its exposed geographical location and rugged morphology. In the Middle Ages a system of defensive coastal villas protecting the territory of the incursions is configured, in this area of La Marina. This fact affected the development of an elementary urban scheme where the church-bastions constituted practically the only public building and therefore multifunctional. In the Renaissance, these structures were outdated address new strategies of fortification which led to these villas have to adapt to the new situation; taking into account also the new context of population growth and urban sprawl.


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