Siege Weapons of the Far East
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Siege Weapons of the Far East by S.R. Turnbull
Book DescriptionThis volume is concerned with the machinery of mediaeval siegecraft as used by Chinese, Mongol, Japanese and Korean armies. Almost all the machinery was initially developed in China, but each country provided a different context into which the siege engines fitted, and distinctive differences reveal both strengths and weaknesses in the machines themselves, as well as raising questions about cultural attitudes to siegecraft and even to the practice of war itself. This is the first volume in the "New Vanguard" series which explores siege weapons of the Far East, and it deals with the machinery of siege warfare prior to the introduction of gunpowder.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763392
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author S.R. Turnbull
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Siege Weapons of the Far East, Paperback (January 2002)
From the 11th century AD, East Asian armies used exploding missiles and siege cannon to reduce the fortification of their enemies, a level of technology that would not be seen in Europe until the 19th century. This book details the design and use of the wide range of weaponry available.
Ashigaru 1467-1649, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by S.R. Turnbull
The Ashigaru were the foot soldiers of old Japan. Although recruited first to swell an army's numbers and paid only by loot, the Samurai began to realize their worth. This title tells their story, drawing on Japanese sources and showing the disciplined ranks that they became.
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Author Biography - S.R. Turnbull
Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of 'The Samurai - A Military History' and Men-at-Arms 86: 'Samurai Armies 1550-1615'.
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