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Besieged

£6.99

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The great war-leaders and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Julius Caesar successfully used siege-craft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became integral to success in war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics, and offensive and defensive technology to give them the edge over their enemies. The mathematician Archimedes was famously and very practically involved in the defence of Syracuse in 213-12 BC. Soldiers became highly skilled combat engineers. The book tracks the amazing developments in siege warfare through a period of nine centuries and includes details of the evolution of the artillery of the era - spear- and stone-firing catapults.

Full-colour artwork, many drawings and plans, photographs of archaeological finds and reconstructions support expert but accessible text in this fascinating study of a less familiar facet of the ancient art of war.

Item details

Added value:
Very good dust jacket
Author(s):
Campbell, Duncan B
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10 inches high
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846030196
ISBN-13:
9781846030192
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Osprey

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The great war-leaders and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Julius Caesar successfully used siege-craft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became integral to success in war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics, and offensive and defensive technology to give them the edge over their enemies. The mathematician Archimedes was famously and very practically involved in the defence of Syracuse in 213-12 BC. Soldiers became highly skilled combat engineers. The book tracks the amazing developments in siege warfare through a period of nine centuries and includes details of the evolution of the artillery of the era - spear- and stone-firing catapults.

Full-colour artwork, many drawings and plans, photographs of archaeological finds and reconstructions support expert but accessible text in this fascinating study of a less familiar facet of the ancient art of war.

Added value:
Very good dust jacket
Author(s):
Campbell, Duncan B
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10 inches high
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846030196
ISBN-13:
9781846030192
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Osprey

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