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EAN-139781846030192   EAN-13 barcode 9781846030192
Product NameBesieged: Siege Warfare in the Ancient World (General Military)
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
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SKU805863863
Price New9.98 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.98 inches    (convert)
Height9.53 inches    (convert)
Length7.48 inches    (convert)
Weight36.48 ounces    (convert)
AuthorDuncan B Campbell
Page Count224
BindingHardcover
Published09/26/2006
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionThe great warleaders and generals, including Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Julius Caesar successfully used siegecraft 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 defense 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-color artwork, many drawings and plans, photographs of archeological finds and reconstructions support expert but accessible text in this fascinating study of a less familiar facet of the ancient art of war.
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