Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe Ad 585-1385 by David NicolleMedieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe Ad 585-1385 by David Nicolle

Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe Ad 585-1385

byDavid NicolleIllustratorSam Thompson

Paperback | September 18, 2002

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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 was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural histo...
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Title:Medieval Siege Weapons (1): Western Europe Ad 585-1385Format:PaperbackPublished:September 18, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841762350

ISBN - 13:9781841762357

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Background · Throwing Machines · Dropping Devices And Incendiary Weapons · Bibliography · Colour Plate Commentary · Index