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