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Medieval siege weapons. 1, Western Europe AD 585-1385

Author: David Nicolle; Sam Thompson
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2002.
Series: New vanguard, 58.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In terms of the development of siege warfare, the mediaeval world was probably the most inventive in history. This text explores a range of devices and details the changes in siege warfare brought  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicolle; Sam Thompson
ISBN: 1841762350 9781841762357
OCLC Number: 630170423
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Background - The Romano-Byzantine heritage - The Middle Eastern heritage - The Indian heritage - The Chinese heritage - Stone-throwing machines: Man-powered, torsion powered, counterweight powered - Giant and multiple crossbows, and variations - Mining and boring devices - Toweres and 'man-elevating devices - Moveable defensive systems - Fire weapons - Noxious weapons - Naval warfare - The frontiers of possibility: experimentation in medieval military technology
Series Title: New vanguard, 58.
Other Titles: Western Europe AD 585-1385.
Responsibility: David Nicolle ; illustrated by Sam Thompson.

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