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Chris Artman




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PostPosted: Wed 21 May, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Recommended Books?         Reply with quote

I ordered a few books from Oakeshott:

Records of the Medieval Sword,

A Knight and His Weapons,

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry.

A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times

Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Techniques Of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century

A Knight and His Weapons

Medieval Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)



Any other recommended books? I also want to find a book that covers axes, poleweapons, etc...

Thanks,

Chris


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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Wed 21 May, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A good source for an overview of arms and weapons is the Edge/Paddock Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight. It's out of print and not always easy to find but it's one of the most reviewed and recommended books in our Bookstore. I happen to have an extra copy or two that I was going to sell; send me a PM if you're interested in one.

Oakeshott's The Archeology of Weapons is another good title.

I'd check out the Bookstore, available through the Books link toward the top of each page. There are many reviewed and recommended titles. The Bookstore combines Amazon's database and reviews with our own database of reviews and titles Amazon doesn't list.

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Doug Lester




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PostPosted: Wed 21 May, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I second the suggestion that you get Oakeshott's "The Archeology of Weapons", without it any collection of his books are incomplete. If I could only have one of his books, this would be the one that I would choose.
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Russ Thomas
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PostPosted: Wed 21 May, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: recommended books............         Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

I would strongly suggest getting a copy of Claude Blairs 'European Armour 1066 - 1700'. This is really the most informative armour book available.
Also strongly recommended is Toby Capwells excellent book 'The Real Fighting Stuff'. This book is just crammed with interesting info and many full colour illustrations.
These would both be excellent additions to your library.
Check the bibliography out on this forum for some more ideas too Happy

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Russ

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