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

ISBN-10: 0486292886
ISBN-13: 9780486292885
Edition: Unabridged 
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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.

Preface to 1994 Reprint
Errata
Introduction
The Prehistoric Period
"The Pitiless Bronze"
Iron Comes to the Europe: The Hallstatt People
The Gauls
The Heroic Age
The Great Migrations
Rome in Decline: The Gothic Cavalry
The Bog-Deposits of Denmark
The Arms of the Migration Period
The Vikings
Swords in the Viking Period
The Vikings at War
From Charlemagne to the Normans
The Age of Chivalry
The "Gay Science" of Chivalry
Sword Types and Blade Inscriptions, 1100-1325
Sword Hilts and Fittings
The Sword in Wear
"The Complete Arming of a Man", 1100-1325
Armour and the Longbow in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Swords and Daggers in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Appendix: Four Date-Charts
Bibliography
Index

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