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New Vanguard #44: Siege Weapons of the Far East (2) Ad 960-1644

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Publisher Comments:

From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies made increasing use of exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. Some of these weapons were very similar to those used in Europe - for example, the heavy siege cannon used in the siege of P'yongyang during the Japanese invasion in the late 16th century. Others, like the Korean hwach'a carts mounting over a hundred rockets that were used to bombard the Japanese at Haengiu in 1593, were very different from their European contemporaries. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available during this period.

Synopsis:

Increasingly from the 11th century AD, East Asian armies used exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. These ranged from heavy siege cannon such as those used during the sige of P'yongyang during the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century, a weapon that would have been similar to those used in contemporary Europe, to Korean hwach'a, carts mounting over a hundred rockets wjhich were used to batter the Japanese at Haengju in 1593. This is a level of technology that would not become available in Europe until the 19th century in its infancy, and the Second World War before it was practical on the battlefield. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available.

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of The Samurai - A Military History, as well as numerous books for Osprey.

Table of Contents

v. 1. AD 612-1300 — v. 2. AD 960-1644.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841763408
Author:
Reynolds, Wayne
Author:
Reynolds, Wayne
Author:
Turnbull, Stephen
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Siege warfare
Subject:
Siege artillery
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Vanguard
Series Volume:
no. 1043, 44
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
49
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.80x7.12x.18 in. .39 lbs.

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , Increasingly from the 11th century AD, East Asian armies used exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortifications of their enemies. These ranged from heavy siege cannon such as those used during the sige of P'yongyang during the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century, a weapon that would have been similar to those used in contemporary Europe, to Korean hwach'a, carts mounting over a hundred rockets wjhich were used to batter the Japanese at Haengju in 1593. This is a level of technology that would not become available in Europe until the 19th century in its infancy, and the Second World War before it was practical on the battlefield. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available.
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