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History Of Armour 1100 1700

Author : Paul F Walker
ISBN : 9781847975157
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The History of Armour 1100 - 1700 offers a detailed account of how armour developed through the Medieval, Tudor, Elizabethan and Civil War eras, carefully itemizing the subtle changes over a six hundred year period. Each chapter focuses on an individual area of body protection, charting the evolution of each piece over time, from helmets and chest protection to arm guards, gauntlets, leg guards and sabatons. The book also encompasses the use of weaponry and its evolution, including protection for the horse.With the aid of the author's superb photographs and illustrations, the book looks at how fashions, as well as its protective qualities, influenced the style of armour. Valuable information has been acquired through the study of effigies over a number of years, and using these existing artifacts, supplemented by the author's meticulous illustrations and practical knowlege of armour construction, it has been possible to reconstruct the design and appearance of a wide range of armour. A meticulous study of the development of the knight's protective armour and weaponry over a six hundred year period. Through the study of effigies over a number of years, the author has been able to reconstruct the design of a wide range of armour. An invaluable resource for historians, re-enactors, collectors and all those with an interest in miltiary or medieval history. Superbly illustrated with 275 colour photographs and illustrations. Paul Walker gives lectures in armour and weapons for English Heritage and has a lifelong interest in historical warfare.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Textiles For Advanced Applications

Author : Bipin Kumar
ISBN : 9789535135005
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents a global view of the development and applications of technical textiles with the description of materials, structures, properties, characterizations, functions and relevant production technologies, case studies, challenges, and opportunities. Technical textile is a transformative research area, dealing with the creation and studies of new generations of textiles that hoist many new scientific and technological challenges that have never been encountered before. The book emphasizes more on the principles of textile science and technology to provide solutions to several engineering problems. All chapter topics are exclusive and selectively chosen and designed, and they are extensively explored by different authors having specific knowledge in each area.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Britain By Britrail 2012 13

Author : Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski
ISBN : 9780762776177
Genre : Travel
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Britain by BritRail––the best-selling and most respected rail guide to the British train system––is back with this revised and updated new edition. This time-tested book provides all the information you need on fares, schedules, and pass options. It is also packed with travel tips, including information on keeping costs down, traveling light, conquering jet lag, and exchanging currency. Learn how to use London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff as base cities for more than forty rail trips and day excursions to outlying areas and points of interest in England, Scotland, and Wales, from the medieval city of York to Dover and its famous cliffs.
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Author : Kenneth Chase
ISBN : 0521822742
Genre : History
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This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world.
Category: History

Witchcraft In Europe 1100 1700

Author : Alan Charles Kors
ISBN : 0812210638
Genre : History
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In bringing together a rich collection of contemporary accounts of the period, this volume chronicles the rise and fall of the cult of witchcraft that swept through Europe between the 11th and 18th centuries.
Category: History

Ashgate Critical Essays On Women Writers In England 1550 1700

Author : Mihoko Suzuki
ISBN : 9781351965026
Genre : History
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Until recently, Anne Clifford has been known primarily for her Knole Diary, edited by Vita Sackville-West, which recounted her steadfast resistance to the most authoritative figures of her culture, including James I, as she insisted on her right to inherit her father's title and lands. Lucy Hutchinson was known primarily as the biographer of her husband, a Puritan leader during the English Civil Wars. The essays collected here examine not only these texts but, in Clifford's case, her architectural restorations and both the Great Book which she had compiled and the Great Picture which she commissioned, in order to explore the identity she fashioned for herself as a property owner, matriarchal head of her family, patron and historian. In Hutchinson's case, recent scholars have turned their attention to her poetry, her translation of Lucretius and her biblical epic, Order and Disorder, to analyze her contributions to early modern scientific and political writing and to place her work in relation to Milton's Paradise Lost.
Category: History

Switzerland Without A Car

Author : Anthony Lambert
ISBN : 9781841624471
Genre : Travel
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Switzerland is home to the world's finest public transport system. You can't reach much of the country by car, but travellers can hop from steamer to cycle to scenic rail route with ease, allowing them to explore this alpine landscape and picturesque towns at a more relaxed pace. It is home to some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world with peaks such as the Matterhorn, Eiger and Jungfrau. As a result much of its cultural attractions are largely overlooked. Switzerland has thousands of fine museums, castles, mansions and outstanding churches together with vernacular buildings. The collections of its major art galleries collections would hold their own with most capital cities. This guide, fully updated with the latest route information, explores the length and breadth of the country by public transport. There is a detailed section on understanding the Swiss Travel System to help travellers get the most from their visit. Author Anthony Lambert outlines special train routes such as the Glacier Express and the Pre-Alpine Express and describes every railway line and what there is to see from each station as well as connecting journeys by steamer, postbus, furnicular, cableway, bicycle and foot. Swizerland without a car showcases the unique features of each station such as luggage forwarding, cycle hire, walking routes and even the station café which is used by locals because of its quality. He helps travellers rediscover the environmentally friendly way to travel.
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