The Illustrated Encylopedia of Swords & Sabres

The Illustrated Encylopedia of Swords & Sabres

An Authoritative History and Visual Directory of Edged Weapons From Around the World, Show in More Than 800 Stunning Pictures

Book - 2012
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"From the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting polearms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th century cavalry, to the presentation and dress swords used for show, pomp and civil ceremonies in the 1900s. Including not only all types of swords, but also polearms, pikes, lances and spears, this comprehensive volume also offers information on African, Chinese, Sri Lankan, Indian and South-east Asian weapons. This book is an indispensable resource for the keen enthusiast and serious collector alike, while the detailed, close up photographs of each entry will delight anyone with an interest in the conflicts, warriors and weapons that have been a part of every age, in every part of the world, throughout human history."--From publisher.
Publisher: Wigston, Leicestershire :, Hermes House,, [2012]
ISBN: 9781782140986
Branch Call Number: j623.44109 WIT
Characteristics: 256 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Swords & sabres

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