European Weapons and Armour : From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution (Reprint)

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European Weapons and Armour : From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 288 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781843837206
  • DDC分類 623.440940903

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A treasury of information based on solid scholarship, anyone seeking a factual and vivid account of the story of arms from the Renaissance period to the Industrial Revolution will welcome this book. The author chooses as his starting-point the invasion of Italy by France in 1494, which sowed the dragon's teeth of all the successive European wars; the French invasion was to accelerate the trend towards new armaments and new methods of warfare. The author describes the development of the handgun and the pike, the use and style of staff-weapons, mace and axe and war-hammer, dagger and dirk and bayonet. He shows how armour attained its full Renaissance splendour and then suffered its sorry and inevitable decline, culminating in the Industrial Revolution, with its far-reaching effects on military armaments. Above all, he follows the long history of the sword, queen of weapons, to the late eighteenth century, when it finally ceased to form a part of a gentleman's every-day wear. Lavishly illustrated.EWART OAKESHOTT was one of the world's leading authorities on the arms and armour of medieval Europe. His other works on the subject include Records of the Medieval Sword and The Sword in the Age of Chivalry.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations
Monochrome Plates ix
Line Drawings xi
Abbreviations xv
Author's Acknowledgments xvii
Preface 19 (2)
Introduction 21 (8)
Chapter One The Developing Power of the 29 (15)
Handgun
Chapter Two Staff-Weapons 44 (18)
Chapter Three Mace, War-Hammer and 62 (13)
Horseman's Axe
Chapter Four Armour: 1400---1525 75 (34)
Chapter Five Helmets: 1400---1525 109 (16)
Chapter Six Swords of the Sixteenth Century 125 (21)
Chapter Seven The Two-Hand Sword 146 (5)
Chapter Eight The Curved and Single-Edged 151 (7)
Swords of the Sixteenth Century
Chapter Nine Sword and Rapier in the 158 (12)
Seventeenth Century
Chapter Ten The Military Sword of the 170 (22)
Seventeenth Century
Chapter Eleven Armour in Decline 192 (22)
Chapter Twelve Helmets in the Sixteenth and 214 (11)
Seventeenth Centuries
Chapter Thirteen The Dagger: 1500---1650 225 (11)
Chapter Fourteen The Smallsword 236 (19)
Conclusion 255 (7)
Appendix One Tournament Armour 262 (4)
Appendix Two American Swords in the Nineteenth 266 (2)
Century
Photographic Acknowledgments 268 (1)
Time Scheme 269 (13)
Index 282