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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

A History Of The Late Medieval Siege 1200 1500

Author : Peter Fraser Purton
ISBN : 9781843834496
Genre : History
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Detailed survey of the continued development of the siege in the later middle ages, showing the effects of new technology and armaments.
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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 : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 0850459478
Genre : History
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During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.
Category: History

Ancient And Medieval Siege Weapons

Author : Konstantin Nossov
ISBN : 0762782641
Genre : History
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Translated from Russian: Osadna'ia tekhnika Antichnosti i Srednevekov'ia.
Category: History

A History Of The Early And Late Medieval Siege

Author : Peter Purton
ISBN : 1843834502
Genre : History
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A magisterial survey of medieval siege warfare in the middle ages, tracing links across continents and linking contemporary historical accounts with archaeological studies.
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
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Medieval Siege Weapons 2

Author : David Nicolle
ISBN : 1841764590
Genre : History
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When it came to non-gunpowder machine development, the medieval period was one of the most inventive in military history. During this era, the pre-existing military-technological traditions from the ancient worlds were brought together. Three civilisations were primarily responsible for this evolution: the Late-Roman or Byzantine Empire, the Islamic World, and latterly the Mongol 'World Empire'. This book examines the resulting stone-throwing machines from torsion 'energy storage' systems, to manpowered and counterbalance sling devices, rockets and others.
Category: History