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From precedent days to the current, nice sieges have had a major effect at the shaping of worldwide historical past. Now, during this excellent, fully-illustrated quantity, 100 of the world's such a lot enormous and mind-boggling sieges are specified by detail.Besieged covers crucial sieges from world wide all through historical past - from Joshua's attack on Jericho within the 15th century B.C. to the Russian assault at the Chechen capital of Grozny on the finish of the 20 th. each one access offers the identify and date of the siege, its exactlocation by way of brand new global, the variety of forces engaged, while recognized, the names of the commanders on both sides, and the general significance of the siege in its ancient context. completely reading the activities of either the attackers and the defenders, the e-book explores the motivations ofboth, and strategically surveys the technical and tactical thoughts and stipulations either inside of besieged positions and within the besiegers' ranks. The entries aspect the ancient environment, the actual conditions of the development itself, and the long term result of the siege. those rivetingaccounts are more advantageous via illustrations, over seventy maps, and references for extra analyzing. A thesaurus and a finished index whole the book.Global in scope, and with stirring money owed of popular sieges in addition to many lesser recognized conflicts, Besieged is vital analyzing for army buffs and everybody attracted to how the trendy international got here to be.

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