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Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Siege Weapons and Tactics

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In this richly illustrated guide, author Konstantin Nossov masterfully analyzes and recreates the weaponry, tactics, and stratagems of Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Judea, Persia, Greece, Rome, as well as those of the Gauls and Teutons, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim world, and Medieval Europe. Discover how battering rams, bores, scaling ladders, siege towers, throwing machines, and other weapons developed over time. Numerous charts, illustrations, photographs, and tables will help you understand how these weapons were constructed, used, and adjusted to serve the needs of the warriors who wielded them. Based on an in-depth analysis of the work of ancient authors, including Apollodorus, Athenaeus, Heron, Vitruvius, and others, ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SIEGE WEAPONS not only shows you how to recreate the siege weapons themselves, but it will give you a deeper, better understanding of the history of war.

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In this richly illustrated guide, author Konstantin Nossov masterfully analyzes and recreates the weaponry, tactics, and stratagems of the ancient world. He offers first a comprehensive history of siege warfare in Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Judea, Persia, Greece, and Rome as well as Gaul, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim world, and Medieval Europe. Discover, among other weapons, how scaling ladders, battering rams, borers, siege towers, throwing machines, and finally cannons developed over time. Numerous charts, illustrations, photographs, and tables explain how engineers constructed and adjusted these weapons and how warriors employed them on the battlefield. Chapters on methods of attack and defense show the weapons in action and reveal the various strategies used to implement and to overcome them. Based on an in-depth analysis of the work of ancient engineers, historians, and generals—including Apollodorus, Herodotus, Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Livy, Plutarch, Thucydides, Vitruvius, and others—Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons not only shows you how to recreate the siege weapons themselves but provides a deeper, clearer picture of the history of war.

About the Author

Konstantin Nossov earned his Ph.D. from the Moscow State University in Russia. He is a researcher and advisor on ancient and medieval arms, armor, and warfare as well as the author of numerous books and articles, including Gladiator (Lyons, 2011). His work focuses particularly on the history of weaponry, fortification, and siege warfare. He lives in Moscow.

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ISBN:
9780762782642
Author:
Nossov, Konstantin
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photographs and illustrations thro
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Ancient Weapons
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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In this richly illustrated guide, author Konstantin Nossov masterfully analyzes and recreates the weaponry, tactics, and stratagems of the ancient world. He offers first a comprehensive history of siege warfare in Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Judea, Persia, Greece, and Rome as well as Gaul, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim world, and Medieval Europe. Discover, among other weapons, how scaling ladders, battering rams, borers, siege towers, throwing machines, and finally cannons developed over time. Numerous charts, illustrations, photographs, and tables explain how engineers constructed and adjusted these weapons and how warriors employed them on the battlefield. Chapters on methods of attack and defense show the weapons in action and reveal the various strategies used to implement and to overcome them. Based on an in-depth analysis of the work of ancient engineers, historians, and generals—including Apollodorus, Herodotus, Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Livy, Plutarch, Thucydides, Vitruvius, and others—Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons not only shows you how to recreate the siege weapons themselves but provides a deeper, clearer picture of the history of war.

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