Medieval Siege Weapons : Western Europe Pt. 1 Paperback
Illustrated by Gerry Embleton
Part of the New Vanguard series
The Medieval era was a period of huge variety and invention in the field of 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 the combining of technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India and above all China made a massive contribution to the development of siege techniques.
Medieval military engineering was equally inventive in terms of mining, counter-mining, the breaking of walls, the use of noxious and chemical fumes and the use of fire-weapons.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 8 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 18/09/2002
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841762357