Records Of The Medieval Sword

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 0851155669
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Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic study. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, Ewart Oakeshott emphasises the original purpose of the sword as an intensely intimate accessory of great significance and mystique. There are over 400 photographs and drawings, each fully annotated and described in detail, supported by a long introductory chapter with diagrams of the typological framework first presented in The Archaeology of Weapons and further elaborated in The Sword in the Age of Chivalry. There are appendices on inlaid blade inscriptions, scientific dating, the swordsmith's art, and a sword of Edward III. Reprinted as part of Boydell's History of the Sword series.

Medieval Heraldry Men At Arms

Author: Terence Wise
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 0850453488
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Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry. From the mundane to the fantastic, from simple geometric patterns to elaborate mythological beasts, this fascinating work by Terence Wise explores the origins and appearance of medieval heraldic devices in an engagingly readable style accompanied by numerous illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.

The Name Of The Wind Kingkiller Chronicles Day 1

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: DAW
ISBN: 0756405890
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This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard.


Medieval Siege Warfare Elite

Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 0850459478
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During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a text backed by numerous illustrations including 12 full page colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook.

The Swordman S Companion A Modern Training Manual For The Medieval Longsword

Author: Guy Windsor
Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf
ISBN: 1891448412
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How was the medieval sword used? Although many books have been released detailing techniques of the medieval swordmasters, none of them can really be termed easily interpreted manuals of technique. For the beginner, they are hard to decipher and interpret.The well-respected founder of the prestigious Helsinki School of European Swordsmanship, Mr. Windsor has offered a nuts-and-bolts approach to teaching Italian historical swordsmanship through drills, exercises. Based on the systems of Fiore dei Liberi, Fillipo Vadi, and others, this work should be one of the first books acquired by anyone wishing to explore swordsmanship as a practical art.

Records Of The Medieval Sword

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
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ISBN: 9780851155661
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Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, this book presents a selection from a very large body of photographs and research and gives a full and detailed record of the swords of that turbulent time.

The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851157153
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A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.

European Weapons And Armour

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 184383720X
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The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

Swords Of The Viking Age

Author: Ian G. Peirce
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843830892
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Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.

The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author: R. Ewart Oakeshott
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486292885
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British arthority on medieval weapons surveys European arms and armor from the Bronze Age to the time of triumph of gunpowder.

A Knight And His Weapons

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ISBN: 9780802312990
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That the average medieval warrior became a full-fledged fighter by the time he was fifteen years old? Or that armor made by a master could, by modern standards, cost the price of a Rolls Royce?

The Sword In Anglo Saxon England

Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780851157160
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To read Beowolf is to be immediately aware of the aura of magical power the poet vested in the sword, and Hilda Ellis Davidson's other concern in this book is to look at literary sources for what they reveal of the quality of a good sword ...

Medieval Swordsmanship

Author: John Clements
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ISBN: 9781581600049
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From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms.