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Editorial Reviews

Ancient Egypt Magazine
"For anyone interested in Military History, this is a fascinating book….Well illustrated and written, this is a social and martial history all in one."
Armchair General.com
“…the reader is quickly drawn into a journey into man’s past that is both illuminating and entertaining. If more scholarly works were as well researched and as scintillating, the hallowed halls of academia would be that much more attractive!”
Swordforum.com
"... handsome, 494 page volume (including glossary, bibliography and index) investigates both the technical aspects as well as the societal impetus behind sword evolution in a way that is both academic as well as highly fascinating.... presents swords as seen through the eyes of prominent historical figures who used them and of particular interest is the highly detailed focus on actual pedigree pieces. Generously illustrated with period images, fine line drawings and photographs of original antique swords from museums and private collections. Whether a new enthusiast just starting out, a practitioner of the sword arts or an advanced aficionado or collector, there is something in "Swords And Swordsmen" for everyone ..."
The Sword
For modern fencers, Swords and Swordsmen vividly brings to life the weapons from which our sport derives as Mike Loades shares his passion and fascination for the sword and takes the reader on a journey through history. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated by over 200 photographs and 100 line drawings…”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848841338
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 2/19/2011
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 991,385
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Foreword ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The Sword of Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Egypt 1

Chapter 2 Swords of the Iron Age: Greek, Celtic, Roman 29

Chapter 3 The Sword of King Raedwald, King of the East Angles 79

Chapter 4 The Swords of the Northmen: Pirates to Crusaders 111

Chapter 5 The Sword of King Henry V, King of England 125

Chapter 6 Medieval Diversity: Bearing Swords, Backswords, Falchions and War Swords 161

Chapter 7 The Sword of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor 177

Chapter 8 The Sword of Uesugi Kenshin, Samhurai Warlord 205

Chapter 9 The Sword of Honour and the Rise of the Civilian Duel 245

Chapter 10 The Sword of Henri V, King of France 273

Chapter 11 The Sword of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England 301

Chapter 12 The Gentleman's Companion: the Age of the Smallsword 327

Chapter 13 The Many Swords of George Washington: Swords in the American Revolutionary War 349

Chapter 14 The Sword of Lieutenant Henry Lane, Hussar at Waterloo 397

Chapter 15 The Swords of J.E.B. Stuart and G.A. Custer: Cavalry Generals in the American Civil War 427

Chapter 16 Epilouge 459

Glossary 471

Bibliography 483

Index 487

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