Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe AD 585–1385 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe AD 585–1385 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By David Nicolle, Sam Thompson (Illustrator)

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This is book number 58 in the New Vanguard series.

The Medieval era was a period of huge variety and invention in siege warfare. Before the use of cannon and other gun-powder artillery, siege engines relied on assorted sources of power, from torsion 'energy storage' systems to man-power, counter-balances and others. This book reveals how technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India and above all China made a massive contribution to siege warfare techniques. It also covers developments in military engineering, such as mining, counter-mining, the breaking of walls, the use of noxious and chemical fumes and the use of fire-weapons.

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history.

Product Details ISBN: 9781841762357
ISBN-10: 1841762350
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 18th, 2002
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard