Synopses & Reviews
Siege: Castles at War surveys the fortifications that the ancients (the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans) employed to defend themselves and how these fortresses evolved into the castles of the Middle Ages. Richly illustrated with photos of castle ruins and intricate drawings of castle interiors and exteriors, this book furnishes the who, why, and how of siege warfare.
This lively, informative book--the companion to the Discovery Channel's documentary of the same name--examines in detail how castles shaped medieval warfare and society. 150 color illustrations.