The Archaeology of Weapons
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The Archaeology of Weapons : Arms and Armour From Pre-History to the Age of Chivalry

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In The Archaeology of Weapons, Ewart Oakeshott traces the development of European arms in logical sequence, showing how changes were wrought by the use of new materials and the ever-shifting demands of war and fashion. This history begins nearly two hundred years before the Christian era, covering among other subjects the charioteers of the Near East, the Roman attitude to arms and the Bronze Age weapons of Europe.
The core of the book, however, is the middle ages: a general survey of the institution of chivalry, an understanding of which is vital to the appreciation of all the arms of the high middle ages, is followed by a classification covering all sword types from about 1050 to 1500.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 26mm | 484g
  • Wiltshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Line drawings
  • 1861187874
  • 9781861187871
  • 46,232