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In The Archaeology of Weapons, Ewart Oakeshott traces the development of European arms in logical sequence, showing how changes were wrought by the use of new materials and the ever-shifting demands of war and fashion. This history begins nearly two hundred years before the Christian era, covering among other subjects the charioteers of the Near East, the Roman attitude to arms and the Bronze Age weapons of Europe. The core of the book, however, is the middle ages: a general survey of the institution of chivalry, an understanding of which is vital to the appreciation of all the arms of the high middle ages, is followed by a classification covering all sword types from about 1050 to 1500. Oakeshott draws on a variety of sources, from the archaeological evidence provided by existing weapons to the clues to be found in literature as diverse as the Old Testament, the works of Homer, Norse sagas and medieval romances. The symbolic importance of the sword is treated as an essential part of this lucid study and adds much to its archaeological interest. The late EWART OAKESHOTT was one of the world's leading authorities on the arms and armour of medieval Europe. His other works on the subject include Records of the Medieval Sword and The Sword in the Age of Chivalry.

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A highly readable history of arms and armour across Europe from the Bronze Age to the Age of Chivalry, based upon the evidence of arms found in excavations, tombs and rivers, as well as upon contemporary art.

Synopsis:

A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.

Synopsis:

A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851157382
Author:
Oakeshott, Ewart
Author:
Oakeshott, Ewart
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Arms and armor
Subject:
Armor
Subject:
Armor, Medieval
Subject:
Military history, Medieval
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.00x6.01x1.16 in. 1.19 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Boydell Press - English 9780851157382 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A highly readable history of arms and armour across Europe from the Bronze Age to the Age of Chivalry, based upon the evidence of arms found in excavations, tombs and rivers, as well as upon contemporary art.
"Synopsis" by , A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.
"Synopsis" by , A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.
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