siegecraft


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siegecraft

(ˈsiːdʒˌkrɑːft)
n
(Military) the science or skill of conducting a siege

siegecraft

the science or craft of laying or carrying out sieges.
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In the fall of 2014, a Deadspin writer, Kyle Wagner, presciently declared that Gamergate was the future of the culture wars and that "the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an internet comment section" would be "brought to bear on our culture, not just at the fringes but at the centre."
Napoleon sought decision, not territory; for him, siegecraft was as dead as the pike square.
Among the subjects included in this singular catalogue are: lyric and epic poetry, drama, theology, civil and canon law, political science, geology, grammar and orthography, cosmography, astronomy, geometry, trigonometry, arithmetic, physics, metallurgy, navigation, poliorcetics (i.e., siegecraft) and hercotectonics (the art of constructing walls and fortifications), botany, medicine, surgery, teratology (one of his earliest treatises was an account and examination of human malformations reported in Lima), sacred history, Spanish and Peruvian historiography, natural science, et cetera.
The most influential practitioner of siegecraft was the French Marshal Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707).
Infantry, Firearms, and Siegecraft. In addition to provincial cavalry remunerated through the timar land grants, the Ottoman sultans also established standing armies, beginning well before their European and Asian rivals.