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Sword Through the Centuries (02 Edition)by Hutton
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Engrossing, carefully researched and illustrated survey spanning five centuries covers the development of the sword from its earliest forms, beginning with the Age of Chivalry. Lively contemporary accounts provide details on swordplay between knightly opponents and later combatants who used such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword and sabre. A fascinating book for anyone interested in the evolution of hand-held fighting weapons. 48 black-and-white illustrations. Historically accurate samples of weapons discussed: the great axes used in battle by a French knight and an English squire; combat between the Sieur de Jarnac and the Lord of Chastaigneraïe, both using the sword and buckler; two tailors fighting to the death with shield and cudgel (a short, thick club)
"Anyone interested in the evolution and use of hand-held fighting weapons will find this collector's item immensely engrossing."--Antiques and The Arts Weekly
"...engrossing ...1901 classic takes readers back to the mid-15th century and progresses through the next 500..."--New England Antiques Journal
Book News Annotation:
This reprint of Sir Alfred Hutton's 1901 The Sword and the Centuries (Grant Richards, London) is retitled and presented with a preface by Ramon Martinez of the Association for Historical Fencing, who points to the delights of the work in its description of the customs and lore surrounding the use of "the white arm" in sport and in earnest, in various times and places.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Engrossing, carefully researched and illustrated survey spanning 5 centuries covers the development of the sword from its earliest forms, beginning with the Age of Chivalry. Lively contemporary accounts provide details on such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.
Engrossing survey will delight anyone interested In the evolution of hand-held fighting weapons. Details on uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre.
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