Records of the Medieval Sword


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851155661

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 4350

An extensive and thorough study of the origins, development and usage of the glamorous two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages, with a complete typology. 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.

European Weapons and Armour

From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 184383720X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6096

The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851157153

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 8961

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.

Swords of the Viking Age


Author: Ian G. Peirce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851159140

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 152

View: 1569

Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.

The Archaeology of Weapons

Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851157382

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 4674

A history of arms and armour in Europe from pre-history to the 15th century.

A Knight and His Weapons


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802312990

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 5984

Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, brutal and efficient, or both. This accessible, lively, and informative book explores many facets of the medieval world of weaponry. Did you know, for instance, that in the fifteenth century "fight books" with drawings guided knights in the proper use of weapons? 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?

Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago


Author: Walter J Karcheski (Jr.)

Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago Museum Shop


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 7378

Written by arms and armor specialist Walter J. Karcheski, Jr., the text delves into a world where feudalism and the institution of knighthood prevailed and where arms and armor played a crucial role. Karcheski traces the development and craftsmanship of these magnificent suits and weapons throughout the centuries and discusses the armor developed for use in battle as well as that made specifically for tournaments, hunting, and pageantry. Additionally, he explores the craftsmen's guilds and the production and decoration of armor.


An Artist's Devotion


Author: Ben Boos

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763631485

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 82

View: 9663

Describes the details of design and history of swords.

Swords of Talera

Book One of the Talera Cycle


Author: Charles Allen Gramlich

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434400816

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 3259

Transported abruptly to the planet of Talera, Ruenn Maclang must slash his way through a world of alien warriors and deadly beasts to find his missing brother.

From Memory to Written Record

England 1066 - 1307


Author: Michael T. Clanchy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118295986

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2225

This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. This book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the world Features a completely re-written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest', and a new postscript by the author reflecting on the reception to the original publication and discussing recent scholarship on medieval literacy Includes a revised guide to further reading and a revision of the plates which illustrate medieval manuscripts in detail

Renaissance Swordsmanship

The Illustrated Book Of Rapiers And Cut And Thrust Swords And Their Use


Author: John Clements

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873649193

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 5013

This is the most thorough work ever about historical swordsmanship. It is both a general reference and an instructional guide for advanced and beginning sword enthusiasts, students of military history and martial artists. Includes rare historical info and 100 original drawings.

Hank Reinhardt's Book of the Sword


Author: Hank Reinhardt

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 9781439132814

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4472

Drawing on information from grave excavations, illustrations of battle scenes, and many classical and medieval literary sources, this book discusses how contemporaries showed swords were used and illustrates not only the beautiful form of the sword, but also its beauty of function.

The Plow, the Pen and the Sword

Images and Self-Images of Medieval People in the Low Countries


Author: Rudi Künzel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317079655

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 4221

This book compares the cultures of the different social groups living in the Low Countries in the early Middle Ages. Clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen greatly varied in their attitudes to labor, property, violence, and the handling and showing of emotions. Künzel explores how these social groups looked at themselves as a group, and how they looked at the other groups. Image and self-image could differ radically. The results of this research are specified and tested in four case studies on the interaction between group cultures, focusing respectively on the influence of oral and written traditions on a literary work, rituals as a means of conflict management in weakly centralized societies, stories as an expression of an urban group mentality, and beliefs on death and the afterlife.

Swords and Swordsmen


Author: Mike Loades

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848841338

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 6836

Swords and Swordsmen chronicles the major developments in the sword's design, manufacture and use from Ancient Egypt to the American Civil War. Author Mike Loades traces the history of the sword in war and the evolution of the private duel. The book takes certain surviving swords as landmarks on this journey of discovery. Each can be linked to a specific individual, allowing each sword to be discussed in the social and military context of its time and forming the starting point for detours through other types of sword and contemporary developments in their design, manufacture and use. From Tutankhamun to General Custer, and including a chapter on the legendary samurai Uesugi Kenshin, this book charts the lives of warriors from many ages and cultures; men whose lives often depended on their skill with the sword. Illustrated with line drawings (many derived from old fight manuals) and dozens of photographs of surviving swords, Swords and Swordsmen celebrates these weapons as iconic works of art and powerful cultural symbols as well as examining the lethal practicality of their sue.

Medieval Combat

A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Sword-fighting and Close-Quater Combat


Author: Hans Fahoffer

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473835178

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 8658

Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.??Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. ??This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.

Tracing Your Ancestors' Parish Records

A Guide for Family and Local Historians


Author: Stuart A Raymond

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473851874

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 2190

Parish records are essential sources for family and local historians, and Stuart Raymond's handbook is an invaluable guide to them. He explores and explains the fascinating and varied historical and personal information they contain. His is the first thoroughgoing survey of these resources to be published for over three decades. ??In a concise, easy-to-follow text he describes where these important records can be found and demonstrates how they can be used. Records relating to the poor laws, apprentices, the church, tithes, enclosures and charities are all covered. The emphasis throughout is on understanding their original purpose and on revealing how relevant they are for researchers today. ??Compelling insights into individual lives and communities in the past can be gleaned from them, and they are especially useful when they are combined with other major sources, such as the census.??Your Ancestors' Parish Records is an excellent introduction to this key area of family and local history research Ð it is a book that all family and local historians should have on their shelf.

Sieges of the Middle Ages


Author: Philip Warner

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473818206

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9604

In the Middle Ages the castle was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Because it played so central a role in medieval history, and because the wealth of material is so great, the author has concentrated on English seiges undertaken in the period from the Norman Conquest to the War of the Roses. This includes many dramatic actions fought on the continental dominions of the English Crown such as Chateau Gaillard and Rouen. Drawing from contemporary records and his own inpsection of sites, Philip Warner's narrative explores the skills of the architect, the engineer and the miner, as well as the courage of troops and their commanders.

Life in the Victorian Asylum

The World of Nineteenth Century Mental Health Care


Author: Mark Stevens

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473842387

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 3196

Life in the Victorian Asylum reconstructs the lost world of the nineteenth century public asylums. This fresh take on the history of mental health reveals why county asylums were built, the sort of people they housed and the treatments they received, as well as the enduring legacy of these remarkable institutions. Mark Stevens, the best-selling author of Broadmoor Revealed, is a professional archivist and expert on asylum records. In this book, he delves into Victorian mental health archives to recreate the experience of entering an asylum and being treated there, perhaps for a lifetime. Praise for Broadmoor Revealed 'Superb,' Family Tree magazine 'Detailed and thoughtful,' Times Literary Supplement 'Paints a fascinating picture,' Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

Medieval Swordsmanship

Illustrated Methods and Techniques


Author: John Clements

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581600049

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 4491

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. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.

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Bureaucratic Rivalry in Medieval Egypt


Author: 'Uthman ibn Ibrahim al-Nabulusi

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479889458

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 266

View: 849

Introduction -- The reprehensibility of employing dhimmis -- The Copts and their deceits -- Of secretaries and their art -- Ignorant men who have donned the garments of the secretaries