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By R. Ewart Oakeshott

Premodern guns of struggle obtain a greatly unique and thorough accounting during this quantity — the paintings of a famous authority on medieval fingers in Europe. masking a interval of 30 centuries, the learn, like a richly woven tapestry, vividly describes the advance of palms and armor — starting with the guns of the prehistoric Bronze and Iron a long time, during the breakup of the Roman Empire and the good folk-migrations of the interval; the age of the Vikings; and at last, the Age of Chivalry.
Relying on proof of hands present in bathrooms, tombs, rivers, excavations, and different websites in addition to on modern artwork and literature, the writer describes intimately an amazing array of the guns and accoutrements of struggle: swords, shields, spears, helmets, daggers, longbows, crossbows, axes, chain mail, plate armor, gauntlets, and masses else.
Profusely illustrated with greater than a hundred and seventy of the author's personal line drawings and 23 plates depicting many infrequent and gorgeous guns, this meticulously researched quantity may be an imperative source for army historians, archaeologists, scholars of fingers and armor, and an individual attracted to the weaponry of old.

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