Siege Warfare in the Ancient World
By (author) Duncan B. Campbell
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Besieged by Duncan B. Campbell
Book DescriptionSieges played a central role in many conflicts of the ancient world, and generals such as Darius, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Scipio Africanus successfully used siegecraft to gain their objectives. As siege tactics became an integral part of war, generals employed the minds of engineers and scientists to develop tactics that ranged from penetrating the defences or blockading the city through tricks and deception. This fascinating book explores the development of siege warfare in the ancient world, from Ancient Persia in the 6th century BC to the 4th century Roman World, examining the techniques and weapons of this period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846030192
(242mm x 198mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan B. Campbell
Rise of Imperial Rome, AD 14-193, Paperback (July 2013)
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Spartan Warrior, 735-331 BC, Paperback (July 2012)
Immortalized through their exploits at the battle of Thermopylae under the legendary Leonidas, as well as countless other victories throughout the classical period, the Spartans were some of the best-trained, organized and most-feared warriors of the ancient world. This book covers various aspects of the Spartan warrior's life.
Mons Graupius AD 83, Paperback (July 2010)
In AD 77, Roman forces under Agricola marched into the northern reaches of Britain in an attempt to pacify the Caledonian tribesman. For seven years, the Romans marched and battled across what is now Scotland. Finally, in AD 83, they fought the final battle at Mons Graupius where 10,000 Caledonians were slaughtered from only 360 Roman dead.
Roman Auxiliary Forts, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Duncan B. Campbell
With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more fortifications to defend it. This work discusses the operation and social history behind the fortifications. It traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, until the decline of the late 3rd and 4th centuries.
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Author Biography - Duncan B. Campbell
Dr Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984, as an undergraduate at Glasgow University, and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his Ph.D. His work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The author lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
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