Medieval Siege Warfare

Medieval Siege Warfare

Elite 28
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook, Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 28
  • Publication Date: 24 May 1990
  • ISBN: 9780850459470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.

Biographical Note

Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17:Knights at Tournament, Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD and Campaign 13: Hastings 1066.Richard Hook is one of the world's greatest military illustrators and has contributed to more than 30 Osprey titles. He is also an authority on the native peoples of North America, a subject for which he has had a life-long passion. Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that penetrates her work. Her work for Osprey to date includes Warrior 1: Norman Knight, Warrior 10: Saracen Faris, and Campaign 56: Eggmuhl 1809.

Contents

Introduction Castles and Fortified Towns Setting a Siege Siege Techniques and Engines Artillery The Plates

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