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Sword Through the Centuries

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ISBN-10: 0486425207

ISBN-13: 9780486425207

Edition: 2002

Authors: Alfred Hutton

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Description:

This text follows the development of the sword from its earliest forms, beginning with the Age of Chivalry, during which a knight's main weapons were the lance, axe, and sword - with a shield and armour used for defence.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
The Age of Chivalry
How the Lord of Ternant and the Spanish Esquire Galiot de Balthasin fought on Foot and on Horseback for Knightly Honour
How the Good Knight Jacques de Lalain and the English Esquire Thomas Que fought with the Great Axe
How Two Tailors fought to the Death with Shield and Cudgel
How the Good Knight Sans Peur et sans Reproche fought in the Lists with the Estoc against the Spaniard Sotomaior, and slew him
How the Baron d'Aguerre fought with the Lord of Fendilles with the Bastard Sword, and what came of it
The Two-hand Sword
Of the Sword and Buckler, and how the Sieur de Jarnac fought in the Lists with the Lord of Chastaigneraie and how he slew him
The Ancient Method and Usage of Duels before the King
The Period of the Rapier
The Rapier and its Auxiliaries
Of Certain of the Evils which arose from the Vow of Henri II
How the Admirable Crichton fought with an Italian Bravo at Single Rapier and slew him, and how afterwards he was slain with Unfair Advantage
Of Chivalrous Amenities among the Rapier Men
Of the Dagger
A Merrie Pranke of Long Meg of Westminster, and how she vanquished a Spanish Knight with her Sword and Buckler
Of the Two Swords, or the "Case of Rapiers"
Of Further Inconvenients which ensued from the Rash Vow of Henri II. of France
Touching what resulted from the Duel of the Mignons
George Silver, Gentleman
The Reign of Richelieu
The Sword of Justice
The Period of Transition
The Flamberge and the Early Small Sword
The "Colichemarde"
The Small Sword
Three Famous Fencers
The Prize-Players and the Prize-Fighters
The Prizes and their Players
The "Gladiating" Prize-fighter
The Broadsword
The Nineteenth Century
The Duelling Sword
The Sabre
Cudgelling--Backswording--Singlestick
Index