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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Swords And Sabres

Author : Harvey J.S. Withers
ISBN : 0980491479
Genre : Sabers
File Size : 78. 44 MB
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An authoritative history and visual directory of edged weapons from around the world, shown in over 600 stunning colour photographs. Featuring many fascinating weapons, including Napeoleonic swords, cavalry sabres, American pole-arms, the rapier and the naval cutlass.

The Illustrated Directory Of Swords Sabres

Author : Harvey J. S. Withers
ISBN : 1844769860
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Since the first flint spearheads emerged around 600,000 years ago, edged weapons have played a central part in the shaping of human society. As well as being the foremost weapon of war for centuries, swords, spears and lances have been used all over the world for hunting, status and as a badge of honour. This broad-ranging work examines all the most significant edged weapons, from the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting polearms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th-century cavalry to the presentation and dress swords used for show, pomp and civil ceremonies in the 1900s. Featuring more than 400 examples from around the world, this comprehensive volume includes not only all types of swords, but also polearms, pikes, lances and spears, and also offers information on African, Chinese, Sri Lankan, Indian and South-east Asian weapons. An indispensable resource for the keen enthusiast and serious collector alike, the detailed, close-up photographs of each entry will intrigue anyone with an interest in the conflicts, warriors and weapons that have been a part of our human history.

The Encyclopedia Of The Sword

Author : Nick Evangelista
ISBN : 0313278962
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 40. 20 MB
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From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.

The Encyclopedia Of The Wars Of The Early American Republic 1783 1812 A Political Social And Military History 3 Volumes

Author : Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN : 9781598841572
Genre : History
File Size : 76. 34 MB
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Relatively little attention has been paid to American military history between 1783 and 1812—arguably the most formative years of the United States. This encyclopedia fills the void in existing literature and provides greater understanding of how the nation evolved during this era. • Offers comprehensive, accessible, in-depth information and analyses in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use for readers from the high school level to senior scholars researching the field • Provides in-depth coverage of the Tripolitan War, key weapons, major battles, and Native Americans and Native American tribes

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia Of Knives Swords Spears Daggers Through History In Over 1500 Photographs

Author : Harvey J. S. Withers
ISBN : 0754831957
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This comprehensive encyclopedia of edged weapons is both an authoritative reference work and a visual directory, explaining the development of these weapons through the centuries, describing their capabilities and individual specifications.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Weaponry

Author : Chuck Wills
ISBN : 9781607109846
Genre : History
File Size : 44. 43 MB
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A complete look at weapons--from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, from spears to swords. When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part of the world? The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry is a comprehensive guide to arms and armaments throughout history. Beginning in the Stone Age, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry travels through the Bronze Age to our present day, showing the tools humans have used to defend themselves all around the globe. There’s the Japanese tanto, or dagger, which have become identified with gangs known as yakuza. There’s the flaming arrow used when Swiss and Austrian forces clashed in the 14th century. And there’s the revolver that Samuel Colt made practical for both military and civilian use in Hartford, Connecticut. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry will help readers better understand how--and why--the battles of history were fought.

The Domestic Encyclopedia

Author : Anthony Florian Madinger Willich
ISBN : UOM:39015009222814
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
File Size : 32. 45 MB
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Acta Periodica Duellatorum Vol 6 Issue 2

Author : Matyas Miskolczi
ISBN : 9780013997764
Genre : History
File Size : 61. 33 MB
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Acta Periodica Duellatorum (APD) is an independent, international, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Historical European Martial Arts studies. This emerging field of research has interdisciplinary dimensions, including notably History, Anthropology, Historical sciences, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Archaeology, Sport Sciences, etc. APD was founded in 2013 and publishes two issues per year from 2016 onwards. APD is a non-profit association, based in Switzerland. It is supported by institutional grants, donators/partners and by its readers. The journal is published electronically (Open Access) and printed for subscribed readers and institutions.

The Encyclopedia Britannica

Author : James Louis Garvin
ISBN : MINN:31951D00529384R
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The British Encyclopedia Or Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author : William Nicholson
ISBN : BSB:BSB10401448
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