Records of the Medieval Sword

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/21/2009
  • Publisher: Boydell Pr
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An extensive and thorough study of the origins, development and usage of the glamorous two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages, with a complete typology. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, this book presents a selection from a very large body of photographs and research and gives a full and detailed record of the swords of that turbulent time.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations vi(1)
Preface vii(1)
Sword types viii(2)
Acknowledgments x
Introduction 1(16)
Medieval Swords
Appendix A The Living Sword: construction of modern replicas of the knightly blade 245(8)
Tony Mansfield
Appendix B Beati Omnipotensque Angeli Christi (reprinted from Catalogue of the Third Park Lane Arms Fair, London 1986) 253(8)
Appendix C The `Morgarten' Sword 261(6)
Appendix D A Sword of Edward III 267(43)
Postscript for Pedants 310

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