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Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry

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Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war — from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry. Profusely illustrated with a host of armor and weapons: daggers, longbows, crossbows, helmets, swords, shields, spears and more.

Synopsis:

Detailed study traces 30 centuries of premodern arms and armor: daggers, longbows, crossbows, helmets, swords, spears, shields, more. Indispensable resource.

Synopsis:

Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-352) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD

I "THE PITILESS BRONZE"

II IRON COMES TO EUROPE: THE HALLSTATT PEOPLE

III THE GAULS

Part Two THE HEROIC AGE

IV THE GREAT MIGRATIONS

V ROME IN DECLINE: THE GOTHIC CAVALRY

VI THE BOG-DEPOSITS OF DENMARK

VII THE ARMS OF THE MIGRATION PERIOD

Part Three THE VIKINGS

VIII SWORDS IN THE VIKING PERIOD

IX THE VIKINGS AT WAR

X FROM CHARLEMAGNE TO THE NORMANS

Part Four THE AGE OF CHIVALRY

XI "THE "GAY SCIENCE" OF CHIVALRY"

XII "SWORD TYPES AND BLADE INSCRIPTIONS, 1100-1325"

XIII SWORD HILTS AND FITTINGS

XIV THE SWORD IN WEAR

XV "THE COMPLETE ARMING OF A MAN", 1100-1325"

XVI AMOUR AND THE LONGBOW IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES

XVII SWORDS AND DAGGERS IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES

Appendix : Four Date-Charts

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486292885
Author:
Oakeshott, R. Ewart
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Oakeshott, R. Ewart
Author:
Oake
Author:
shott, R. Ewart
Location:
Mineola, NY :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Arms and armor
Subject:
Military science and service
Subject:
Armor
Subject:
Armor, Medieval
Subject:
Military history, Medieval
Subject:
Armor, Medieval -- History.
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Series Volume:
v. 21, no. 4
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Detailed study traces 30 centuries of premodern arms and armor: daggers, longbows, crossbows, helmets, swords, spears, shields, more. Indispensable resource.

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Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry.

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