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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard Francis Burton, Sir
|Notes:||Originally published: London : Chatto and Windus, 1884.
|Description:||xxxv, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||On the origin of weapons --
Man's first weapons : the stone and the stick; the earliest ages of weapons; the ages of wood, of bone, and of horn --
The weapons of the age of wood : the boomerang and the sword of wood; of stone, and of wood and stone combined --
The proto-chalcitic or copper age of weapons --
The second chalcitic age of alloys : bronze, brass, etc; the axe and the sword --
The proto-sideric or early iron age of weapons --
The sword : what is it? --
The sword in ancient Egypt and in modern Africa --
The sword in Khita-land; Palestine and Canaan; Phoenicia and Carthage; Jewry, Cyprus, Troy, and Etruria --
The sword in Babylonia, Assyria and Persia, and ancient India --
The sword in ancient Greece : Homer, Hesiod and Herodotus, Mycenae --
The sword in ancient Rome : the legion and the gladiator --
The sword amongst the barbarians (early Roman empire).
|Responsibility:||Richard F. Burton.|