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Of Arms and Men A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression

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ISBN-10: 0195053605

ISBN-13: 9780195053609

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: Robert L. O'Connell

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The appearance of the crossbow on the European battle field in A.D. 1100 as the weapon of choice for shooting down knights threatened the status quo of medieval chivalric fighting techniques. By 1139 the Church had intervened, outlawing the use of the crossbow among Christians. With this edict, arms control was born. As Robert L. O'Connell reveals in this vividly written history of weapons in Western culture, that first attempt at an arms control measure characterizes the complex and often paradoxical relationship between men and arms throughout the centuries. In a sweeping narrative that ranges from prehistoric times to the nuclear age, O'Connell demonstrates how social and economic…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dialogue with the Sphinx
The Greeks
Harvest of Blood
When Time Stood Still
A World Destroyed
Death Machine
On the High Seas and out of Sight
The Great War
Conclusion: the Era of Nuclear Weapons