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

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Boydell Press, 1994 - Social Science - 358 pages
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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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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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Oakeshott is one of the world's leading authorities on the arms and armour of medieval Europe.

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