This work covers the history of castles, sieges and artillery throughout the medieval period. It covers many famous European and Crusader sieges and presents numerous illustrations of the various weapons and equipment from the period.
Medieval Siege Warfare Summary
Medieval Siege Warfare by Christopher Gravett
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Table of Contents
Castles and fortified towns; the Crusades; the castle at war; castle garrisons; town defence; setting a siege; diplomacy; the formalities of siege warfare; laying a siege; raids, sorties and relief forces; surprise and treachery; siege engines and techniques; pyrotechnics; escalade; sap and mine; ram and bore; artillery; cannon; the decline of the castle.
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