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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons for
showing us the ingenuity of the medieval siege weapon designers.

Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons
A Fully Illustrated Guide to Siege Weapons and Tactics
By Konstantin Nossov

Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons (2005) - 306 pages
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Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons recreates and analyzes the siege weapons of Ancient Egypt, Judea, Assyria, Persia, Greece, and Rome, as well as those of the Gauls and Teutons, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim World, and Medieval Europe, all described with incredible detail and accompanied by illustrations and photographs. Konstantin Nossov offers new ways to envision various siege weapons based on the works of ancient and medieval authors, including Vitruvius, Vegetius, Apollodorus, Athenaeus, Heron, Biton, Philon, and many others.

With chapters covering the history of siege warfare, siege weapons, different stratagems, and methods of attack and defense, readers will not only walk away with ideas of how to re-create siege weapons, they'll also take with them a better understanding of history from ancient times through the end of the fifteenth century AD.

There is something alluring about ancient methods of warfare that have been made obsolete by this modern era of computers and machines. Before the days of tanks and machine guns, there were scaling ladders, battering rams, siege towers, throwing machines, bores, and catapults. Weapons such as these symbolize power, protection, control, and defiance.

In the centuries when siege warfare was employed, dominance by any group over a certain area wad dependent upon their control over the land. To completely subdue an occupied territory one had to seize every fortress and castle in it. During the medieval period significant advancements were made in siege warfare, weapons, tactics, and stratagems.

In Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons, author Konstantin Nossov covers the development of all types of weapons that were used in this time period. The tables, charts, and illustrations throughout the book aid the reader in understanding how these weapons were constructed, how they were used, and how they were adjusted to better fit the needs of the warriors.

Konstantin Nossov received his PhD from Moscow State University in Russia. He is an advisor on arms, armor, and warfare, and he is the author of numerous books and articles on ancient and medieval military history. He has traveled extensively in Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, and the Far East.

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Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons
A Fully Illustrated Guide to Siege Weapons and Tactics
By Konstantin Nossov

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons for
showing us the ingenuity of the medieval siege weapon designers.