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Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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This is one of Oakeshott's later works that is essentially a template of his renowned typology. The first several pages are a series of articles about antique swords followed by several pictures of several swords of each type (X thru XXII, including subtypes) which ...
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—Updated Feb 9, 2007



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

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. ...

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One of Oakeshott's earlier works (and becoming increasingly hard to find), 'Archeology' describes in much detail the armor and weapons of the post-Roman period (the Migration Era, or the so-called "Dark Ages"). The detail and terminology may be bit too comprehensive ...
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—Updated Jan 12, 2006



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Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat (Greenhill Military Paperbacks)
by Hans Talhoffer

This brilliant and attractive book makes one of the most influential and lavishly-drawn fencing manuals of the Middle Ages available in English for the first time. ...

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This is a very fine manual of Talhoffer's techniques. The pictures and translated captions are lavish and easy to follow. The opening sections give a brief bio of Talhoffer himself. This book is an excellent reference to anyone who wishes to know swordsmanship in ...
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—Updated Dec 20, 2005



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