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Besieged : an encyclopedia of great sieges from ancient times to the present

Author: Paul K Davis
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details important sieges around the world, from Joshua's assault on Jericho in the fifteenth century B.C. to the Russian attack on the Chechen capital of Grozny at the end of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul K Davis
ISBN: 1576071952 9781576071953 1576075443 9781576075449
OCLC Number: 47825934
Description: ix, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Jericho (1405 BC) --
Troy (1250 BC) --
Plataea (429-427 BC) --
Syracuse (415-413 BC) --
Veii (404-396 BC) --
Tyre (332 BC) --
Syracuse (213-212 BC) --
Carthage (149-146 BC) --
Numantia (134-133 BC) --
Alesia (52 BC) --
Jerusalem (70) --
Masada (73-74) --
Aquileia (452) --
Rome (537-38) --
Constantinople (717-18) --
Pavia (773-74) --
Paris (885-86) --
Jerusalem (1099) --
Acre (1189-91) --
Montsegur (1243-44) --
Baghdad (1258) --
Hsiang-yang (1268-73) --
Calais (1346-47) --
Nicopolis (1396) --
Orleans (1428-29) --
Constantinople (1453) --
Granada (1491) --
Tenochtitlan (1521) --
Rhodes (1522) --
Pavia (1524-25) --
Vienna (1529) --
Boulogne (1544) --
Malta (1565) --
Chitor Garh (1567-68) --
Famagusta (1571) --
Antwerp (1584-85) --
Kinsale (1601-02) --
Osaka (1614-15) --
La Rochelle (1627-28) --
Magdeburg (1631) --
Maastricht (1673) --
Vienna (1683) --
Londonderry (1689) --
St. Augustine (1702) --
Turin (1706) --
Lille (1708) --
Louisbourg (1745) --
Arcot (1751) --
Fort Niagara (1759) --
Quebec (1759) --
Havana (1762) --
Boston (1775-76) --
Quebec (1775-76) --
Fort Stanwix (1777) --
Gibraltar (1779-83) --
Pensacola (1781) --
Yorktown (1781) --
Toulon (1793) --
Genoa (1800) --
Badajoz (1812) --
Cuautla (1812) --
Cartagena (1815) --
Athens (Acropolis) (1826-27) --
The Alamo (1836) --
Rome (1849) --
Sevastopol (1854-55) --
Delhi (1857) --
Gaeta (1860-61) --
Puebla (1863) --
Vicksburg (1863) --
Petersburg (1864-65) --
Fort Fisher (1864-65) --
Humaita (1867-68) --
Paris (1870-71) --
Plevna (1877).
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Besieged examines the most important sieges in history-the actions and motivations of attackers and defenders along with conditions inside and outside the city walls.* Examines 100 great sieges, from  Read more...

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