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Hafted weapons in medieval and Renaissance Europe : the evolution of European staff weapons between 1200 and 1650

Author: John Waldman
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: History of warfare, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation "The development treated in this volume of a variety of staff weapons in the Medieval and Renaissance periods in Europe is of importance, as the repeated success of their use caused substantive political changes. Their typology, use, and smithing techniques as well as correlations with contemporary artistic renditions, are discussed in great detail. Surviving specimens from museums and collections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waldman, John.
Hafted weapons in medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Boston : Brill, 2005
(DLC) 2005047105
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Waldman
ISBN: 9004144099 9789004144095 9781429453141 1429453141
OCLC Number: 182530713
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 223 pages, [15] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Foreword / Walter J. Karcheski, Jr. --
Ch. 1 General background and forerunners --
Ch. 2 Halberds --
Ch. 3 Extant examples of halberds --
Ch. 4 Different styles in simultaneous use --
Ch. 5 Fastenings, poles, and finishing procedures --
Ch. 6 use of halberds --
Ch. 7 Halberds : details of rapid identification --
Ch. 8 Glaives --
Ch. 9 Bills --
Ch. 10 Partizans --
Ch. 11 Morgenstern group --
Ch. 12 Ahlspiesse --
Ch. 13 Axes and axe derivatives --
Ch. 14 guisarme and the bardiche --
Ch. 15 brandistocco, corseke, and related weapons --
Ch. 16 Vouge and Couteau de Breche --
Ch. 17 military scythe --
Ch. 18 Jedburgh staff and Lochaber axe --
Ch. 19 doloir --
Ch. 20 Conservation and restoration of polearms.
Series Title: History of warfare, v. 31.
Responsibility: by John Waldman.

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This archival source document of the Middle Ages and Renaissance describes the development, manufacture and use of European staff weapons and provides new information using existing objects and  Read more...

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