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Danny Grigg





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PostPosted: Sat 10 Sep, 2005 11:01 pm    Post subject: Spears and lances book recommendations         Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend any books that contain both information and pictures / illustrations on the following spears and lances?

I'm looking for a book(s) that deals with the weapons only (dimensions, head characteristics, what they were made from etc) including illustrations showing the head, shaft and butt.

1) Greek / Roman and their enemies:
Aclys (Aclis), Angon, Doru, Enchos, Falarica (Phalarica), Framea (Framm / Framée), Frankon (Franka), Gaesum, Grosphus, Hasta, Jaculum, Kontos, Lancea, Madaris (Matara), Palton, Various types of Pilums, Saunion, Soliferrum, Spiculum, Tirad (Mitrad), Tragula (Tragolas), Verutum, Xyston etc

2) Indian / Persian / Islamic:
Barchha, Harba, Jarid (Djerid), Kabarbara, Karpa Barchha, Qantariya, Rumh, Sinan, Zurpin (Zhupin) etc

3) Dark Ages / Medieval:
Anglo-Saxon spears (Aesc / Gâr), Viking spears (Geirr / Spjót / Snarspjót), Lugged / Winged spears, Norman spears / lances, couched war lances, Demilances, Gialda (Italian lance), Irish spears (Craoseach / Craoiseach), Folding Spears, Lancegay (Archegay) etc

4) All the various kinds of Japanese Yari

Thanks

Danny
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Paul Mortimer




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep, 2005 2:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Swanton's, The Spearheads of the Anglo Saxon-Settlement is useful and can be picked up quite cheaply on ABE.

Paul
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Folkert van Wijk




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep, 2005 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Spears and lances book recommendations         Reply with quote

Danny Grigg wrote:

1) Greek / Roman and their enemies:
Aclys (Aclis), Angon, Doru, Enchos, Falarica (Phalarica), Framea (Framm / Framée), Frankon (Franka), Gaesum, Grosphus, Hasta, Jaculum, Kontos, Lancea, Madaris (Matara), Palton, Various types of Pilums, Saunion, Soliferrum, Spiculum, Tirad (Mitrad), Tragula (Tragolas), Verutum, Xyston etc


I don't know about all those (fancy) names but if your looking for Cletic (they where also Roman enemies) spears/lances I quess this could be of help:

Gournay II: Boucliers et Lances Depots et Trophees, Rapin and Brunaux

Guerre et Armement chez les Gaulois, Brunaux and Lambot

Unfortunatly there booth in the France language, but the many pictures do tell a lot them self...

Folkert

A good sword will only be sharp, in the hands of a wise man…

I am great fan of everything Celtic BC, including there weapons.
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