Sieges : A Comparative Study, Hardback Book

Sieges : A Comparative Study Hardback



.Watson presents five sieges for detailed analysis.

The author utilizes the methodology John Keegan developed to define sieges as a form of battle and to explore the categories of combat--those relationships of men versus weapons and the commitment to battle on the part of the contestants--which determined the outcome of battles and wars.

Watson's unique study is a contribution to the study of siege warfare and provides a background for understanding the Gulf War--which, Watson shows, was a siege--as well as contemporary global conflict. The sieges--Jerusalem, Malta, Sebastopol, Kut-al-Amara, and Singapore--are analyzed in great detail.

From his analysis, Watson developes a set of characteristics of sieges that is useful for understanding the siege--a form of battle that has been with us for a long time and that will remain a major element of modern warfare.

Students of military history and tactics--buffs and professionals--will find value and entertainment in this provocative study.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: War & defence operations
  • ISBN: 9780275940348



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