The Book of the Sword

A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day
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ISBN-13:
9781628738476
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EPUB
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Richard Francis Burton
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Adobe Digital Editions
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EPUB
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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“The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace.In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From its earliest days as a charred, sharpened stick to the height of craftsmanship in the modern era, the sword has been the weapon of choice for warriors of all stripes.In eloquent, captivating prose, Burton describes:• Dirks• Daggers• Knives• Sabers• Cutlasses• The origin of the weapon• The weapons of the age of wood• The Copper Age of weapons• The Iron Age of weapons• The sword in ancient Egypt• The sword in ancient Greece• And moreNearly three hundred line drawings enhance Burton’s richly detailed text. Any reader of history or student of weaponry will find this book a fascinating, highly enjoyable read.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
“The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace.In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From its earliest days as a charred, sharpened stick to the height of craftsmanship in the modern era, the sword has been the weapon of choice for warriors of all stripes.In eloquent, captivating prose, Burton describes:• Dirks• Daggers• Knives• Sabers• Cutlasses• The origin of the weapon• The weapons of the age of wood• The Copper Age of weapons• The Iron Age of weapons• The sword in ancient Egypt• The sword in ancient Greece• And moreNearly three hundred line drawings enhance Burton’s richly detailed text. Any reader of history or student of weaponry will find this book a fascinating, highly enjoyable read.
"The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, "is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace.In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From its earliest days as a charred, sharpened stick to the height of craftsmanship in the modern era, the sword has been the weapon of choice for warriors of all stripes.In eloquent, captivating prose, Burton describes:. Dirks. Daggers. Knives. Sabers. Cutlasses. The origin of the weapon. The weapons of the age of wood. The Copper Age of weapons. The Iron Age of weapons. The sword in ancient Egypt. The sword in ancient Greece. And moreNearly three hundred line drawings enhance Burton's richly detailed text. Any reader of history or student of weaponry will find this book a fascinating, highly enjoyable read.

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