The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

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Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. Covering a period of 30 centuries, the study, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the development of arms and armor — beginning with the weapons of the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages, through the breakup of the Roman Empire and the great folk-migrations of the period; the age of the Vikings; and finally, the Age of Chivalry.Relying on evidence of arms found in bogs, tombs, rivers, excavations, and other sites as well as on contemporary art and literature, the author describes in detail an awesome array of the weapons and accoutrements of war: swords, shields, spears, helmets, daggers, longbows, crossbows, axes, chain mail, plate armor, gauntlets, and much else.Profusely illustrated with more than 170 of the author's own line drawings and 23 plates depicting many rare and beautiful weapons, this meticulously researched volume will be an indispensable resource for military historians, archaeologists, students of arms and armor, and anyone interested in the weaponry of old.

The Archaeology of Weapons Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry

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Author: R. Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Dover Publications

Manufacturer: Dover Publications
EAN: 9780486292885
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0486292886
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 400
Publication date: 1996-10-18
Release date: 1996-10-18
Universal product code (UPC): 800759292882
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Ewart Oakeshott

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