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—Updated Dec 31, 1969



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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I rate this work very highly on a couple of grounds. First, it is cheap and readily available, unlike many other well rated works. Second, it is of great historical importance (among us weapon afficianados) since it was one of the earliest works to properly look at ...
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—Updated Nov 5, 2005



Armour from the Battle of Wisby: 1361
by Bengt Thordeman

On a hot July day in 1361, 1,300 poorly armed men stood their ground to defend their city of Wisby against the pressure of King Waldemar. Unfortunately, the ...

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This book is indeed a classic, but it isn't for everyone. It is an old-fashioned scholarly work, not light reading. The detail is staggering, and may overwhelm a general reader. The section on battle injuries tabulates data on all of the corpses recovered from the ...
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—Updated Oct 29, 2005



Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
by David Edge, John Miles Paddock

More than two hundred illustrations trace the development of medieval arms from their crude beginnings to the beautiful ceremonial armor of the Renaissance

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This book may be hard to find. If you can get a hold of it, you should. It is a wonderful survey of medieval arms and armour, with great photography you would find in a coffee-table book. The text covers a huge amount of material in a relatively small space. The ...
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Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Islam, Eastern Europe and Asia (Vol 2)
by David Nicolle

This is the second volume in a comprehensive study of military weapons and equipment in the Middle Ages.

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Please refer to my review of the European volume, as these works are identical in construction.
—Updated Nov 10, 2005



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The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by Ralph Payne-Gallwey

One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow fired a 12-inch bolt capable of piercing all but the strongest armor. This fascinating ...

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—Updated Apr 23, 2007



Codex Wallerstein: A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling
by Grzegorz Zabinski, Bartlomiej Walczak

The Codex Wallerstein is one of the best known of the late medieval fencing treatises still in existence. Though perhaps not as widely known as Talhoffer 1467 or ...

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—Updated Apr 23, 2007



Daggers and Fighting Knives of the Western World
by Harold L. Peterson

Profusely illustrated, full-scale reference by a leading authority on edged weapons provides a clearly written historical analysis of the entire range of weapons ...

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This is an older work, but very well crafted. It covers a lot of material and is well illustrated. It is also readily available in paperback, so it really should be in the library of anyone with an interest in the subject.
—Updated Aug 21, 2006



English Martial Arts
by Terry Brown

This book investigates the weapons, history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it. The ...

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