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Les machines de siège romaines : restitution virtuelle, contextualisation et médiation

Abstract : This research focuses on some particular aspects of Roman Siege Warfare and on solutions to transmit these results to an expert or non-expert public. There are many unstudied historical sources in the ancient and recent historiography, either narrative sources, poems or even some details from technical texts. An exhaustive analysis of those sources, dated between the first century BC to the fourth century AD, allows us to consider each problematic related to Roman siege machines in order to acquire an understanding as complete as possible. The virtual restitution of several well described machinae allows us to formulate experimental hypotheses of the main siege engines and to infer physical, logistical and strategic corollaries. By taking into account the operating context of the machines, we subscribe to an overall approach, the specific method of Technical history. This scientific methodology enables a parallel reflection about scientific mediation solutions, allowing everyone to access and give thought to the developed problematic.
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Karim Sammour. Les machines de siège romaines : restitution virtuelle, contextualisation et médiation. Linguistique. Normandie Université, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017NORMC016⟩. ⟨tel-01588724v2⟩



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