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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Lūžys, Sigitas
Title: Водка в «Великом искусстве артиллерии» Казимира Семеновича
Other Title: Vodka in "The Great Art of Artillery" of Casimir Siemienowicz
Is part of: Vēsture : avoti un cilvēki = History: sources and people. Daugavpils : Saule, 2018, T. 21
Extent: p. 223-233
Date: 2018
Keywords: Grand Duchy of Lithuania;Pyrotechnics;Lithuanian writing;Artillery;Latin
Abstract: In 1650 in Amsterdam, a work Artis Magnae Artilleriae. Pars prima was published in Latin. It is a substantial tractate that first covered the theory and practice of pyrotechnics and the achievements of its applicability in the military, as well as the description of the developments in the artillery technique and the technology of explosives. It is substantiated by the laws of physics and mathematical calculations; the qualities of rockets and their constructions are also described. The work presents an exhaustive review of measurement units of different nations, the discussion on the qualities of metals and minerals and their interrelationship, etc. The author of the tractate is Casimir Siemienowicz ñ a nobleman, military officer, and artillery engineer of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1651 the work was translated into French and in 1676 ñ into German. In 1729 it was translated into English from the French publication and in 1963 it was translated into Polish from Latin.[...]
Affiliation(s): Kalbų ir kultūrų skyrius
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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