Medieval Siege Warfare (Book published May 24, 1990)

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Author  Christopher Gravett
Publisher  Osprey Publishing
Publication Date   May 24, 1990
ISBN  0850459478
Pages  64

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During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.

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