The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry
This volume traces the development of European arms and armour from around 2000 BC to 1500 AD, with particular emphasis on the Middle Ages. It draws on a variety of sources, to show how changes were wrought by the use of new materials or by the ever-shifting demands of war and fashion.
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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