The Medieval era was a period of huge variety and invention in 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 technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India, and above all China made a massive contribution to siege warfare techniques. It also covers developments in military engineering, such as mining, counter-mining, the breaking of walls, the use of noxious and chemical fumes, and the use of fire-weapons.
- Written by David Nicolle
- Illustrated by Sam Thompson
- 48 Pages
- Covers Developments In Military Engineering