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Water in medieval warfare

Nicholson, Helen Jane 2011. Water in medieval warfare. In: Tvedt, Terje, Chapman, Graham and Hagen, Roar eds. Water, Geopolitics and the New World Order, A History of Water: Series 2, vol. 3. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, pp. 138-155.

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Surveys the role of water in warfare in medieval Europe and the middle east. Considers the role of water in the arena of warfare, as an instrument of war, the use of water during sieges, and the role of water in local conflicts.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Additional Information: Book description: "As the world's population continues to grow apace and an increasing number of countries aspire to a twenty-first century lifestyle so the question of access to water resources becomes ever more critical. This timely volume shows how the struggle to control water is an issue of growing geopolitical importance. Drawing on a wealth of examples, and revealing how current problems are not necessarily new as often suggested, the international contributors provide a deeper theroetical analysis of the issues, enabling a clearer understanding to be obtained of how experience in one region can properly be related to that of other regions."
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 9781848853515
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