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Author Name:    ROGERS, R. Oxford Historical Monographs)

Title:   Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century. First Editon in dustjacket

Publisher:    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992, ISBN:0198202776 

Seller ID:   113582

ROGERS, R. Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century. Oxford : Clarendon Press / [Oxford University Press], 1992. First Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xii,[1]-292. 8vo, black cloth, gilt letterng to spine. A volume in the Oxford Historical Monographs series. "This is a carefully researched and illuminating study of siege warfare in the twelfth century. The siege was an integral part of medieval military experience, and was particularly significant in theMediterranean region. Rogers explores siege warfare and the role it played in the First Crusade and the establishment of the Crusader States, in Ital y, Spain, and Portugal, and in the seaborne expeditions of the Italian maritime states. Dr. Rogers sets out to discover how it was that crusading forces handicapped by rudimentary organization and logistical support were ableto conduct some of the most dramatic siege operations of the pre-gunpowder period. He traces the development and diffusion of techniques and analyzes the experience of siege warfare in every aspect, from the question of supp lies of component parts for siege engines to the often complex political situations of besieger and besieged. This is a book which contributes not only to the military history of the twelfth century but also to its political and cultural history." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Latin siege warfare in the First Crusade. 3. The capture of the Palestinian Coastand the development of crusade siege technique. 4. Siege operations in the establishment of Norman authority in Italy and Sicily. 5. Cities and siege warfare: Lombardy in the twelfth century. 6. Seaborne siege warfare: The I talian Maritime States and Latin expansion. 7. Towards conclusions. Appendix I: Crusader siege towers. Appendix II: Siege engines: general descriptions and terms. Appendix III. The problem of artillery. Very good in dustjacket. 100.00


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