In this vivid reconstruction of siege warfare in the medieval world, with detailed descriptions of weapons and tactics, Geoffrey Hindley serves us the history of military sieges from every angle. The book traces the development of fortifications and equipment (offensive and defensive), explores the psychology of laying siege, and even describes the role played by women and camp followers in battle. Hindley shows tactics in action through case studies of famous sieges that changed the course of history in medieval Europe and the Holy Land.
"For those interested in a fuller understanding of medieval warfare, covering the years 500 to 1500 AD, this book should be square one."—Library Journal