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Background - The Romano-Byzantine heritage - The Middle Eastern heritage - The Indian heritage - The Chinese heritage - Stone-throwing machines: Man-powered, torsion powered, counterweight powered - Giant and multiple crossbows, and variations - Mining and boring devices - Toweres and 'man-elevating devices - Moveable defensive systems - Fire weapons - Noxious weapons - Naval warfare - The frontiers of possibility: experimentation in medieval military technology

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Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as well as numerous articles for specialist journals. He has also presented papers at many international conferences. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s. Gerry specialises in the medieval period, but has a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles, he now lives in Switzerland.

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