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.
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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.
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A Medieval Siege

Author : Steven Jeffreys
ISBN : 0853401942
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Medieval Siege Warfare

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

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 1841765317
Genre : Fortification
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A History Of The Early Medieval Siege

Author : Peter Purton
ISBN : 1843834502
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Sieges were the predominant form of warfare across the medieval world and siege methods and technology developed alongside improvements in defence. This book goes back to the original sources to present a comprehensive view of the whole subject, tracing links across continents and analysing the relationship with changes in the design of town and castle defences, and linking contemporary historical accounts with archaeological studies. It considers the most important questions raised by siege warfare: Who designed, built and operated siege equipment? How did medieval commanders gain their knowledge? What were the roles of theoretical texts and the developing science of siege warfare? How did nomadic peoples acquire siege skills? Were castles and town walls built purely of a military purpose, or did they play a symbolic role also? The first volume begins in 450 AD with the replacement of the western Roman empire by barbarian successor states, but also examines the development of the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim Caliphate and its successors, and the links with China, through to the early thirteenth century. The second continues with the Mongol conquests in Asia and Europe and the thirteenth-century apogee of pre-gunpowder siege warfare, before examining the slow impact of guns and the cumulatively massive changes in attack and defence of the fifteenth century.

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