The Cannon of the Medieval City of Rhodes, based on the Manuscript and Illustrations of Johannes Hedenborg (1854).
Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Johannes Hedenborg (1800–1870), a doctor and historian, after extensive travel in Europe, Asia and Africa chose to settle on the island of Rhodes. He tirelessly collected material for a five-volume work in German entitled "History of the Island of Rhodes, from antiquity until today, with a historical review of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Franks and Turks who ruled the island, with a collection of many inscriptions and illustrations especially of medieval monuments (1854)". In the fifth volume of the work of Hedenborg we can find the illustrations of cannon which were in use during the period of the Knights of St John, in certain positions in the walls of the medieval city of Rhodes. Through the combination of the manuscript and these illustrations we can learn about their positions and what they looked like.
Stefanidou, Alexandra 2007. The Cannon of the Medieval City of Rhodes, based on the Manuscript and Illustrations of Johannes Hedenborg (1854). In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 293-304.