Medieval Siege Weapons (1)

Western Europe AD 585–1385

Medieval Siege Weapons (1) cover

Medieval Siege Weapons (1)

Western Europe AD 585–1385

Quantity
In stock
£10.79 RRP £11.99 Website price saving £1.20 (10%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 18 Sep 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841762357
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 58
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson was born in 1978. He read English at…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

The Mongols cover
£10.79 RRP £11.99
The Vikings cover
£11.69 RRP £12.99
The Normans cover
£12.59 RRP £13.99
The Crusades cover
£12.59 RRP £13.99
The Age of Tamerlane cover
£10.79 RRP £11.99
Viking Longship cover
£10.79 RRP £11.99
Byzantium at War cover
£13.49 RRP £14.99
Towton 1461 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
Tewkesbury 1471 cover
£15.29 RRP £16.99
Poitiers 1356 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
Poitiers AD 732 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
Yarmuk AD 636 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
Granada 1492 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
Bosworth 1485 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99
The Moors cover
£11.69 RRP £12.99
Crécy 1346 cover
£14.39 RRP £15.99

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over