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A Deadly Art: European Crossbows, 1250-1850

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The advent of the crossbow more than 2,500 years ago effected dramatic changes for hunters and warriors.and#160; For centuries, it was among the most powerful and widely used handheld weapons, and its popularity endures to this day. A Deadly Artand#160;presents a lively, accessible survey of the crossbowand#8217;s and#147;golden age,and#8221; along with detailed descriptions of twenty-four remarkable examples.

Beginning in the middle ages, the European aristocracyand#8217;s enthusiasm for the crossbow heralded shooting competitions and pageants that featured elaborately decorated weapons bearing elegant embellishments of rare materials and prized artistry. In addition to being highly functional, these weapons were magnificent works of art. A Deadly Artand#160;includes fascinating descriptions of crossbows used by Margaret of Savoy and Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, among others.

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About the Author

Dirk Breiding is J. J. Medveckis Curator of Arms and Armor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300197044
Author:
Breiding, Dirk H.
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Antiques-Military
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8.5 in

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