Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy By Alex Dowdall
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 244 Pages | ISBN : 1137585315 | 5.58 MB
This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle.