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European Weapons And Armour

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 9781843837206
Genre : History
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The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.
Category: History

Medieval Costume Armour And Weapons

Author : Eduard Wagner
ISBN : 9780486320250
Genre : Design
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Over 400 illustrations in this superb pictorial archive trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe. Unsurpassed in its comprehensiveness and variety, the volume draws upon a wealth of authentic primary sources, including written accounts, contemporary paintings and sculpture, and the remains of textiles and other relics. A profusion of apparel and weaponry are depicted, ranging from the simple tunics and robes of peasants, blacksmiths, gardeners, shoemakers, fishermen, and other common laborers to the fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy. Tools and utensils used by peasants as well as the battle equipment and armor of warriors are also pictured and described, with special emphasis on how these weapons were handled, carried, and used in combat. Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, these royalty-free illustrations not only offer general readers an intriguing and authentic insight into a past age but also provide artists, historians, students of weaponry, and theater and film professionals with a highly accurate source of reference material.
Category: Design

The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author : R. Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0486292886
Genre : History
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British arthority on medieval weapons surveys European arms and armor from the Bronze Age to the time of triumph of gunpowder.
Category: History


Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 0756622107
Genre : History
File Size : 28.19 MB
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Tracing the history of weaponry from the earliest stone axes of prehistoric warfare to the high-tech world of modern-day military operations, an illustrated, comprehensive study combines close-up photographs, informative captions, and detailed descriptions to chronicle the evolution of military armaments.
Category: History

Medieval Weapons

Author : Kelly DeVries
ISBN : 9781851095261
Genre : History
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This fascinating reference covers the weapons and armor used by warriors from the 4th to the 15th century and discusses how and why they changed over time. * Narrative chapters follow the development of medieval weapons and armor in four periods: early medieval (376–750), Carolingian (750–1050), the Crusades (1050–1300), and late medieval (1300–1550) * The chronological reference section features vivid illustrations of representative swords, bows, cudgels, shields, and increasingly more sophisticated armor
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author : Ewart Oakeshott
ISBN : 0851157386
Genre : Social Science
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A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.
Category: Social Science

European Weapons And Warfare 1618 1648

Author : Edvard Wagner
ISBN : 0988953250
Genre : History
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A reprint of Wagner's classic study of the 30 Year's War period The Thirty Years’ War, which encompassed the entire European continent, was one of the great watersheds of European history. It was a war which involved religious, political and economic contentions. And it was one which changed the face of Europe irreversibly. European Weapons and Warfare 1618-1648 is a minutely-detailed survey of the armies of this extraordinary period. It discusses the developments in strategy and organization and demonstrates these with full diagrams. The techniques of hand-to-hand combat, together with edged weapons, hand guns, artillery and fortifications, are clearly illustrated with drawings taken from contemporary pictures and engravings or specially drawn from museum collections. New military ideas emerged in Sweden with King Gustavus II, who personally built up a powerful, well trained and well-armed military force, and these developments spread rapidly during the Thirty Years’ War, being of great importance too, during England’s Civil War. All of the many nations who took part in the Thirty Years’ War are examined here – their armor and weapons, their military techniques and the organization of their armies.
Category: History