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    DescriptionSieges played a central role in the many conflicts of the Ancient World and many famous generals, including Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar and Trajan, successfully used siegecraft to gain their objectives. This title explores the range of techniques and tactics which developed during the period, including crossing, penetrating and tunnelling through defences; starvation by blockade; and gaining access by deception. Describing the various techniques used, the author tracks the developments in siegecraft in the Roman world from 100 BC to AD 378.


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    Title
    Siege Warfare in the Roman World
    Subtitle
    146 BC-AD 378
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duncan B. Campbell, Illustrated by Adam Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841767826
    ISBN 10: 1841767824
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.440937
    LC classification: UG443 .C36 2005
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    42 illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    30 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    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 PhD. His work has appeared in several international journals over the years. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son. Adam Hook studied graphic design and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Siegecraft in the early first century BC; Siegecraft in the later first century BC; Siegecraft in the early Roman empire; Siegecraft in the middle Roman empire; Siegecraft in the later Roman empire; Conclusion