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

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Courier Corporation, 1996 M01 1 - 358 pages
Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry. Profusely illustrated with a host of armor and weapons: daggers, longbows, crossbows, helmets, swords, shields, spears and more.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is an extended taxonomy of the surviving swords of the western European tradition during the Middle Ages. Not without its controversies, but a useful work, with many sketches and a wealth of detail. I get back to it now and again. I own the Lutterworth Press, 1969 edition. Read full review

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User Review  - Poleaxe - LibraryThing

Very technical but in a fun sort of way. Ewart is one of the world's foremost experts on swords and brings across a lot of his knowledge entertainingly. It does have some dry bits. But the technical ... Read full review



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