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Besieged
     

Besieged

by Paul K. Davis, Thomas Frederick Crane, Langdon Davis
 

Besieged examines the most important sieges in history—the actions and motivations of attackers and defenders along with conditions inside and outside the city walls.

• Examines 100 great sieges, from Jericho in 1405 B.C. to Grozny in 1997

• Establishes the historical background of each siege, describes the siege itself in both military

Overview

Besieged examines the most important sieges in history—the actions and motivations of attackers and defenders along with conditions inside and outside the city walls.

• Examines 100 great sieges, from Jericho in 1405 B.C. to Grozny in 1997

• Establishes the historical background of each siege, describes the siege itself in both military and human terms, and analyzes the results

• Provides more than 75 maps as well as tactical diagrams, archival photographs, and artworks

• Includes a glossary explaining unfamiliar military terms, from abatis to zig-zags

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576071953
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Paul K. Davis, PhD, is a history instructor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX and at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX.

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