Medieval Siege Weapons : Western Europe Pt. 1, Paperback

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:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841762357



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