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Chinese Arms And Armour

Author : Natasha Bennett
ISBN : 0948092890
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Of all the books published by the Royal Armouries, the Arms and Armour series is the most enduringly popular. Written at an accessible introductory level, and packed with images of weapons and armor from the museum's extensive collections, these books are designed to fascinate fans of military history and art and design alike. Chinese Arms and Armour covers thousands of years of Chinese history, chronicling the development of personal weapons and armor from the late Bronze Age to the early twentieth century. In its pages we see technological and artistic breakthroughs alike as we trace the evolution of these objects through millennia. No fan of Chinese history will want to be without it.

Indian And Oriental Arms And Armour

Author : Earl Wilbraham Egerton Egerton
ISBN : 0486422291
Genre : History
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Long a vital sourcebook of information on the military history of India, this excellently illustrated volume provides factual accounts of events ranging from the earliest invasions of the subcontinent in 200 b.c. to the First Burmese War in 1824. A shorter section of the book includes detailed information on Arabian and Persian arms and Japanese armor. Illustrations and notes describe helmets, daggers, sabers, maces, blowpipes, and other weapons--all grouped according to geographical areas. A comprehensive reference for enthusiasts of arms, armor, and military history. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations.

Indian And Oriental Arms And Armour

Author : Lord Egerton of Tatton
ISBN : 9780486147130
Genre : History
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DIVIncludes factual accounts of events from 200 BC to 1824, with illustrated descriptions of swords, helmets, daggers, shields, sabers, matchlock guns, and much more. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations. /div

Arms And Armour Of The Crusading Era 1050 1350

Author : David Nicolle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024895190
Genre : History
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This is the second volume in a comprehensive study of military weapons and equipment in the Middle Ages.

Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor In All Countries And In All Times

Author : George Cameron Stone
ISBN : 0486407268
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This indispensable resource employs an dictionary-style format that makes it easy to locate material on an astonishing variety of weapons. Arquebuses, flintlocks, matchlocks, and other antique guns appear here, as well as German armor, French rapiers, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, Japanese bladed weapons, and more. Over 4,500 photographs and drawings, plus 875 figures.

Arms And Armour As Indicators Of Cultural Transfer

Author : Markus Mode
ISBN : UVA:X030197124
Genre : Social Science
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The contributions in this volume give an impression of contemporary archaeological, art historical, and historical research in military equipment of and under the influence of nomadic peoples in Eurasian history. The studies cover a considerably long time span and a broad territory: from the Iron Age up to the Middle Ages, and from Central Europe to the heartlands of China.Aside from strategical and tactical points of view, reasons for nomadic successes in warfare can obviously be seen in their equipment, the systems of weaponry, armour and accessories. These questions about nomadic military equipment are questions for the archaeologist. Analyzing and reconstructing forms, establishing typological sequences, comparing enhancements with shortcomings of arms and armour, the archaeologist is in the position to supplement facts to written history of campaigns and the reasons for successful or lost wars. But of course, this special field of contemporary archaeology should not be merely defined as a "military archaeology." Arms and armour have to be explained within their archaeological context; that is, as parts of a complex system of remains from past societies. And seen from this perspective, they also explain, beyond their primary character as military sources, the broader sphere of life of nomadic peoples, their efforts in technology and in art, and key aspects of their spiritual world.One special value of arms and armour as an archaeological and art-historical source is its potential to indicate the sharing of knowledge, of technology, but also of experience in a broader sense among completely different cultures. For this reason, the articles in this volume are well established within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre "Difference and Integration."

Arms And Armour Through The Ages

Author : Helmut Nickel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032250032
Genre : History
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Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia Of Technology

Author : Jun Wenren
ISBN : 9781136267871
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji. This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as "the most important document for the study of ancient Chinese technology", dates from the fifth century BC and forms part of the Zhouli (The Rites of the Zhou Dynasty), one of the great Confucian classics. The text itself describes the techniques of working and the technologies used by over twenty different kinds of craftsmen and artificers, such as metal workers, chariot makers, weapon makers, music instrument makers, potters and master builders. This edition, besides providing the full text in English, also provides a substantial introduction and other supporting explanatory material, over one hundred illustrations of ancient Chinese artefacts, and the original Chinese text itself.

China S Arms Acquisitions From Abroad

Author : Bates Gill
ISBN : 0198291965
Genre : Political Science
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China's Arms Acquisitions from Abroad assesses current Chinese arms imports in the light of China's historical efforts to modernize its weapon-production capacity through foreign acquisitions. It considers the implications of these imports for future security developments in the East Asianregion.

Arms And Armour

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405391146
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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DK Eyewitness Arms and Armour is an original and exciting look at the history of weapons and armour through the ages. Stunning real-life photographs reveal the design, construction, and workings or armour, offering a unique "eyewitness" view of how methods of warfare have changed. Show your child the very first weapons ever made, the armour worn by medieval knights and the guns used by the frontiersmen and outlaws of the Wild West. They'll also discover the weapons that were carried by the first police officers, how sword and pistol duels were fought and much more! Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about Arms and Armour. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at

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