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The Medieval Siege

Author : Jim Bradbury
ISBN : 0851153127
Genre : History
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Sieges were a vital strategic weapon in medieval warfare. This book explores developments in siege tactics and the personal experiences of those who were involved.
Category: History

The Medieval Siege

Author : Malcolm Hebron
ISBN : UOM:39015040571302
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city such as Troy, Thebes, or Jerusalem provided opportunities for the recreation of ancient chivalry and for reflections on historical change. Images of the siege in romances also point to other forms, such as drama and love allegory, where it represents the trial of the soul or the pursuit of the beloved. This book is the first full-length study of an important theme in medieval literature. Close reading of selected Middle English shows how writers used descriptions of sieges to explore such subjects as military strategy, heroism, chivalry, and attitudes to the past. This study also draws on a wide range of writings in several languages, to set the romances in a broad context. When they are seen against a background of military manuals, patristic commentary, pageantry, and love poetry, the sieges of romance take on deeper resonances of meaning and reflect the vitality of the theme in medieval culture as a whole.
Category: Literary Criticism

Medieval Siege Warfare

Author : John Norris
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123372166
Genre : History
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A history of Medieval siege warfare
Category: History

Medieval Sieges Siegecraft

Author : Geoffrey Hindley
ISBN : 9781626368668
Genre : History
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Here Geoffrey Hindley serves us the history of military sieges from every angle, tracing the development of fortifications and equipment (offensive and defensive), penning vivid portraits of the weapons involved, exploring the psychology of laying siege, and even describing the role played by women and camp followers in battle. He shows siege tactics in action through real-life case studies of famous sieges that changed the course of history in medieval Europe and the Holy Land. His stimulating and accessible study will be fascinating reading for medieval specialists and for anyone who is interested in the history of warfare.
Category: History

The Medieval City Under Siege

Author : Ivy A. Corfis
ISBN : 0851157564
Genre : History
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[This] substantial book...makes an important and stimulating contribution. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Category: History

Medieval Siege Warfare

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 1841765317
Genre : Fortification
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Category: Fortification