THE MEDIEVAL SIEGE

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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 Siege Warfare

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

A Medieval Siege

Author : Steven Jeffreys
ISBN : 0853401942
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

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