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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2022 8:09 p.m. PST

… of the 1188 siege of Sahyun / Saone

"The power of medieval artillery is often taken for granted and historians tend to rely on anecdotal descriptions in the absence of quantifiable evidence. But descriptions of these engines and the damage that they inflicted can be misleading when evaluated out of context. The siege of Saone in 1188 is one such example. Although this siege has received considerable attention, diligently studied by Saade, Deschamps and most recently by Mesqui and Michaudel, no one has taken into consideration the irregularities with which the sources deal with Saladin's artillery over the broader campaign through western Syria that summer…"


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