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New Vanguard #58: Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe Ad 585-1385

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The Medieval era was a period of huge variety and invention in siege warfare. Before the use of cannon and other gun-powder artillery, siege engines relied on assorted sources of power, from torsion 'energy storage' systems to man-power, counter-balances and others. This book reveals how technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India and above all China made a massive contribution to siege warfare techniques. It also covers developments in military engineering, such as mining, counter-mining, the breaking of walls, the use of noxious and chemical fumes and the use of fire-weapons.

About the Author

David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841762357
Author:
Thompson, Sam
Author:
Embleton, Gerry
Illustrator:
Thompson, Sam
Author:
Thompson, Sam
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Siege warfare
Subject:
Siege artillery
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Vanguard
Series Volume:
58
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.72x5.06x.17 in. .39 lbs.

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