Roman Siege Works by Gwyn Davies
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Roman Siege Works
By Gwyn Davies

Roman Siege Works

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Roman Siege Works by Gwyn Davies

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Although sieges were an important part of classical warfare, most attention in the past has been focused on the siege train and its related engines, instead of the structural evidence of field works raised during siege operations. Using a wide range of archaeological evidence form all parts of the Roman Empire (Britain, Spain, Italy, Albania, Turkey, Israel, Jordan), Dr Davies explains the components of Roman siege warfare, from preparatory works and blockade camps to circumvallation, assault ramps, siege mounds and mines. Throughout the author relates siege work construction to the general context of siege operations. His well-illustrated book is completed by an annotated Gazetteer of key siege sites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752428970
ISBN-10: 0752428977
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gwyn Davies

Gwyn Davies took his BA, MA and PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. His PhD thesis was on the subject of Roman Offensive Siege Works. He is currently Visiting Professor in Ancient History at Florida International University, Miami.

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