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Early Gunpowder Artillery: 1300-1600
Norris, John
ISBN: 1861266154
Crowood Press United Kingdom 2003 
 Hard Cover New book, 144 pages, 130 B&W photos. In the 300-year time span covered by this book, gunpowder artillery was developed from a novelty to a serious weapon of war. By 1600 the cannon was to be found in large numbers on the battlefield, on board ship and on defensive positions on buildings and city walls. Illustrated with photographs of surviving and recreated weapons, Early Gunpowder Artillery 1300-1600 sheds light on these earliest ancestors of the modern cannon and field gun. Looking not only at the weapons themselves, but also at the men who made and used them, and the tactics with which they were deployed, this is the ideal introduction for anyone interested in medieval warfare.  As New/As New
Price: $49.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002231  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Medieval Siege Warfare
Gravett, Christopher
ISBN: 0850459478
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1990 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI028. During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook. Contents: Introduction; Castles and Fortified Towns; Setting a Siege; Siege Techniques and Engines; Artillery; The Plates.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001812  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Siege Weapons of the Far East (1): AD 612-1300
Turnbull, Stephen
ISBN: 9781841763392
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG043. This volume is concerned with the machinery of medieval 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.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008177  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Siege Weapons of the Far East (1): AD 612-1300
Turnbull, Stephen
ISBN: 9781841763392
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG043. This volume is concerned with the machinery of medieval 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.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008176  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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