A Knight and His Weapons / Edition 2

A Knight and His Weapons / Edition 2

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by Ewart Oakeshott, R. Ewart Oakeshott
     
 

Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explores many facets of the medieval world of weaponry. Did you know, for instance, that in the fifteenth century "fight books"… See more details below

Overview

Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explores many facets of the medieval world of weaponry. Did you know, for instance, that in the fifteenth century "fight books" with drawings guided knights in the proper use of weapons? That the average medieval warrior became a full-fledged fighter by the time he was fifteen years old? Or that armor made by a master could, by modern standards, cost the price of a Rolls Royce?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802312990
Publisher:
Dufour Editions, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/05/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
1,400,248
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

IA Knight and His Weapons7
IISpear and Lance19
IIIAxe, Mace, and Hammer41
IVSword and Dagger57
VEarly Firearms95
Glossary109
Bibliography117
Index121

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