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The Book of the Sword

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Eloquent, exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Traces sword's origin — from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar and more. Enhanced by nearly 300 excellent line drawings.

Synopsis:

Great Victorian scholar/adventurer's eloquent, erudite history of the "queen of weapons" — from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations (sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, etc.), much more.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER

FOREWARD

LIST OF AUTHORITIES

I. PREAMBLE: ON THE ORIGIN OF WEAPONS

II. "MAN'S FIRST WEAPONS-THE STONE AND THE STICK. THE EARLIEST AGES OF WEAPONS. THE AGES OF WOOD, OF BONE, AND OF HORN"

III. "THE WEAPONS OF THE AGE OF WOOD : THE BOOMERANG AND THE SWORD OF WOOD; OF STONE, AND OF WOOD AND STONE COMBINED"

IV. THE PROTO-CHALCITIC OR COPPER AGE OF WEAPONS

V. "THE SECOND CHALCITIC AGE OF ALLOYS-BRONZE, BRASS, ETC : THE AXE AND THE SWORD"

VI. THE PROTO-SIDERIC OR EARLY IRON AGE OF WEAPONS

VII. THE SWORD : WHAT IS IT?

VIII. THE SWORD IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND IN MODERN AFRICA

IX. "THE SWORD IN KHITA-LAND, PALESTINE AND CANAAN; PHŒNICIA AND CARTHAGE; JEWRY, CYPRUS, TROY, AND ETRURIA"

X. "THE SWORD IN BABYLONIA, ASSYRIA AND PERSIA, AND ANCIENT INDIA"

XI. THE SWORD IN ANCIENT GREECE : HOMER ; HESIOD AND HERODOTUS: MYCENÆ

XII. THE SWORD IN ANCIENT ROME: THE LEGION AND THE GLADIATOR

XIII. THE SWORD AMONGST THE BARBARIANS (EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE)

CONCLUSION

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486254340
Author:
Burton, Richard Francis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Burton
Author:
Burton, Sir Richard
Author:
Burton, Sir Richard F.
Author:
F .
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Swords
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Armaria
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Series Volume:
t. 6-9
Publication Date:
19870731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.04 lb

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