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The world of the siege : representations of early modern positional warfare / edited by Anke Fischer-Kattner, Jamel Ostwald.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 316 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series:
History of warfare; v. 126.
History of warfare ; 126
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Other Title:
Representations of early modern positional warfare
Subjects:
Siege warfare -- History.
Military history, Modern.
Siege warfare.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The World of the Siege examines relations between the conduct and representations of early modern sieges. The volume offers case studies from various regions in Europe (England, France, the Low Countries, Germany, the Balkans) and throughout the world (the Chinese, Ottoman and Mughal Empires), from the 15th century into the 18th. The international contributors analyse how siege narratives were created and disseminated, and how early modern actors as well as later historians made sense of these violent events in both textual and visual artefacts. The volume's chronological and geographical breadth provides insight into similarities and differences of siege warfare and military culture across several cultures, countries and centuries, as well as its impact on both combatants and observers."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part 1. Participants and audiences
The world of the siege in new perspective: the populace during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) / Sigrun Haude
Colchester's plight in European perspective: printed representations of seventeenth-century siege warfare / Anke Fischer-Kattner
More honored in the breach? Representations of honor in Louisquatorzian sieges / Jamel Ostwald
Part 2. Imperial boundaries
Straddling empires: revolt and religion in early modern Dalmatia / Eric Dursteler
The 1689 Siege of Bombay in global historical perspective / Philip J. Stern
Narratives of Akbar's sieges and the construction of Mughal universal sovereignty / Pratyay Nath
Siege warfare in verse and prose: the Ottoman conquest of Kamianets-Podilsky (Kamanice), 1672 / Kahraman Sakul
Part 3. Definitions
Siegecraft in Ming and Qing China / Tonio Andrade
"The enterprises and surprises that they would like to perform": fear, urban identities, and siege culture during the French wars of religion / Brian Sandberg
Summary: under siege? Defining siege warfare in world history / Peter H. Wilson.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Fischer-Kattner, Anke, editor.
Ostwald, Jamel, editor.
Other format:
Online version: World of the siege
ISBN:
9789004395688
9004395687
OCLC:
1081433155