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Weapon : a visual history of arms and armor.

Publisher: [London] : Covent Garden Books ; New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2009, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : American ed
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780756654566 0756654564
OCLC Number: 614416398
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 360 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Ancient World (3000 BCE-1000 CE). First weapons ; Mesopotamian weapons and armor ; Ancient Egyptian weapons and armor ; Ancient Greek weapons and armor ; Great warriors: Greek hoplite ; Ancient Rome weapons and armor ; Great warriors: Roman legionary ; Bronze-and Iron-age weapons and armor ; Anglo-Saxon and Frankish weapons and armor ; Viking weapons and armor --
Middle Ages (1000-1500). European swords ; Japanese and Chinese swords ; European daggers ; European staff weapons ; Asian staff weapons ; Great warriors: Mongol warrior ; Longbows and crossbows ; Weapons showcase: Crossbow ; Aztec weapons and shields ; European helms and basinets ; European jousting helms, barbutes, and sallets ; Great warriors: Medieval knight ; European mail armor ; European plate armor --
Early Modern World (1500-1775). Two-handed swords ; European infantry and cavalry swords ; Great warriors: Landsknecht ; European rapiers ; European smallswords ; European hunting swords ; Weapons showcase: Hunting trousse ; Japanese Samurai swords ; Weapon showcase: Wakazashi sword ; Great warriors: Samurai ; Indian and Sri Lankan swords ; European daggers ; Asian daggers ; European one-handed staff weapons ; European two-handed staff weapons ; Indian and Sri Lankan staff weapons ; European crossbows ; Asian bows ; Matchlock and flintlock long guns ; Weapon showcase: Matchlock musket ; European hunting guns 1600-1700 ; European hunting guns from 1700 ; Asian matchlocks ; Combination weapons ; European pistols 1500-1700 ; European pistols 1700-1775 ; European tournament armor ; European tournament helmets ; Asian armor and helmets ; Samurai armor --
Revolutionary World (1775-1900). European swords ; American Civil war swords ; Ottoman empire swords ; Chinese and Tibetan swords ; Indian swords ; Indian and Nepalese daggers ; European and American bayonets ; Indian staff weapons ; African edged weapons ; Great warriors: Zulu warrior ; Oceanian clubs and daggers ; North American knives and clubs ; North American hunting bows ; Australian boomerangs and shields ; Flintlock pistols from 1775 ; Flintlock pistols to 1850 ; Percussion cap pistols ; American percussion cap revolvers ; Great warriors: US Civil war infantryman ; British percussion cap revolvers ; Brass cartridge pistols ; Weapons showcase: Colt navy pistols ; Self-loading pistols ; Flintlock muskets and rifles ; Weapon showcase: Baker rifle ; Percussion cap muskets and rifles ; Weapons showcase: Le Page sport gun ; Percussion cap breech loaders ; Great warriors: British redcoat ; Sport guns ; Ottoman empire firearms ; Single-shot breech-loading rifles ; Weapon showcase: Enfield rifle-musket ; Manually loaded repeater rifles 1855-1880 ; Manually loaded repeater rifles 1881-1891; Manually loaded repeater rifles 1892-1898 ; Indian firearms ; Asian firearms ; Multi-shot firearms ; Ammunition pre-1900 ; Indian armor and shields ; African shields ; Oceanian shields --
Modern World (1900-2006). African edged weapons ; Bayonets and knives 1914-1945 ; Great warriors: French WWI infantryman ; Self-loading pistols 1900-1920 ; Self-loading 1920-1950 ; Self-loading pistols from 1950 ; Revolver 1900-1950 ; Revolver from 1950 ; Manually loaded repeater rifles ; Great warriors: Red army infantryman ; Self-loading rifles 1914-1950 ; Weapons showcase: AK47 ; Self-loading rifles 1950-2006 ; Weapon showcase: SA80 ; Sport guns ; Shotguns ; Sniper rifles 1914-1985 ; Sniper rifles 1985-2006 ; Recoil-operated machine guns ; Gas-operated machine guns ; Weapon showcase: MG43 ; Light machine guns 1914-1945 ; Light machine guns since 1945 ; Submachine guns 1920-1945 ; Weapon showcase: MP5 ; Submachine guns since 1945 ; Ammunition since 1900 ; Man-portable anti-tank weapons ; Rifle-mounted grenade launchers ; Stand-alone grenade launchers ; Great warriors: US navy SEAL ; Improvised guns 1950-1980 ; Helmets from 1900.
Other Titles: Weapon (Dorling Kindersley Limited)

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