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Besieged: 100 Great Sieges from Jericho to Sarajevo
Paul K. Davis (au). Great sieges have had an enormous impact on the shaping of world history. The 100 most important sieges from around the world & throughout history are covered -- from Joshua’s assault on Jericho in the 15th cent. B.C. to the Russian attack on the Chechen capital of Grozny at the end of the 20th cent. Each entry provides vital & fascinating info., incl. the siege’s exact location, the number of forces engaged, the names of the commanders on each side, & the importance of the siege in its historical context. Explores the actions & motivations of both the defenders & the attackers, & strategically surveys the technical & tactical innovations & conditions inside besieged positions & in the besiegers’ ranks. Includes illustrations & over 70 maps.
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