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Arms and armour of late medieval Europe

Author: Robert C Woosnam-Savage
Publisher: Leeds : Royal Armouries Museum, [2017]
Series: Arms and armour series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of late medieval arms and armour often conjures up images of lumbering warriors, clad in heavy plate armour, hacking away at with each other with enormous weapons - depictions perpetuated in both bad literature and bad movies. In this book, internationally-renowned edged weapons expert Robert Woosnam-Savage describes the brutal reality of personal protection and attack in the so-called àge of chivalry'.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Woosnam-Savage
ISBN: 9780948092770 0948092777
OCLC Number: 1007578740
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Making and wearing arms and armour. What is armour? --
Belts & buckles , sheaths & straps --
The weight of arms and armour --
The cost of arms and armour --
Marks on arms and armour --
Armour production centres of medieval Europe --
Decoration of arms and armour --
'How a man schall be armyd..." --
Armour for horses and other animals --
Arms and armour for hunting --
Arms and armour for the tournament --
The fourteenth century. Armour --
Edged weapons and crossbows --
Firearms --
Arms and armour of the medieval hero --
The fifteenth century. Armour --
Edged weapons and crossbows --
Firearms --
European arms and armour in the Americas (1492-1500) --
The effectiveness of late medieval arms and armous --
Where to see late medieval arms and armour.
Series Title: Arms and armour series.
Responsibility: Robert C. Woosnam-Savage.

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In this introductory guide, replete with fabulous photography and marvellous anecdotes, internationally-renowned edged weapons expert Robert Woosnam-Savage describes the brutal reality of personal  Read more...

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