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Swords and Daggers: An Illustrated Handbook

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Publisher Comments:

This attractively illustrated handbook on European cut-and-thrust weapons will appeal to steady customers of Dover books on military weapons and armor. The carefully researched, crisply written text traces the origin and development of swords and daggers from ancient times to the twentieth century, considering their importance as tools of battle and their dress and ceremonial significance. Captioned illustrations for nearly 250 weapons depict bronze swords made almost 3,000 years ago, arms of the medieval period, and bladed weapons used by fighting men of the twentieth century. Notes on collecting and classifying swords and daggers are also included.

Book News Annotation:

This handbook provides black-and-white drawings of 242 swords and daggers formerly used for hand-to-hand combat in Europe, and recounts the history and characteristics of the two-handed sword, rapier, estoc, broadsword, sabre, falchion, and cut and thrust weapon. The Dover reprint is an unabridged republications of the work originally published in 1975 by Hamlyn.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Crisply written text traces the development of hand weapons from ancient times to the 20th century, as well as their dress and ceremonial significance. Captioned illustrations for more than 250 weapons depict bronze swords made almost 3,000 years ago and a wide range of sabers, broadswords, and rapiers. 253 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486433929
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Author:
Wagner, Eduard
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Swords
Subject:
Daggers.
Subject:
Swords -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
Daggers -- Europe -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Series Volume:
no. 156
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.83 lb

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Crisply written text traces the development of hand weapons from ancient times to the 20th century, as well as their dress and ceremonial significance. Captioned illustrations for more than 250 weapons depict bronze swords made almost 3,000 years ago and a wide range of sabers, broadswords, and rapiers. 253 black-and-white illustrations.

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