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A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor

Author : George Cameron Stone
ISBN : 9780486131290
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DIVIndispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500 individual photos and drawings, 875 detailed figures. /div

A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor In All Countries And In All Times Together With Some Closely Related Subjects

Author : George Cameron Stone
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Genre : Armor
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A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Use Of Arms And Armor In All Countries And In All Times

Author : George Cameron Stone
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A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration And Uses Of Arms And Armour In All Countries And In All Times

Author : George Cameron Stone
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Of Arms And Men

Author : Stuart W. Pyhrr
ISBN : 9781588394835
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In autumn 2012, the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum "celebrates its centennial, a historic moment that provides the occasion for this Bulletin, which tells the story of the creation and growth of the department..."--Director's note.

50 Weapons That Changed Warfare

Author : William Weir
ISBN : 9781682618899
Genre : History
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William Weir, author of 50 Battles That Changed the World, takes another look at the history of warfare by focusing on the hardware that served those famous battles. In this text, you’ll uncover: · Crew-served weapons—from battering rams to Big Bertha. · Weapons carriers, such as tanks and bombers. · Unmanned weapons—punji stakes, Bouncing Betty landmines, trap guns, and more. 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare analyzes the most memorable tools known to man, many of which have had enormous effects on the conduct of war. This book describes the impact of these weapons and how they transformed warfare—from the bloody carnage produced by hand weapons throughout history, to the never used (but universally feared) fusion bomb. Each weapon is not only described, but also illustrated to give a clearer picture of its usage and effects. These weapons have changed not only how we fight…but also why and when.

China As A Sea Power 1127 1368

Author : Lo Jung-pang
ISBN : 9789971695057
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Lo Jung-pang argues that during each of the three periods when imperial China embarked on maritime enterprises (the Qin and Han dynasties, the Sui and early Tang dynasties, and Song, Yuan, and early Ming dynasties), coastal states took the initiative at a time when China was divided, maritime trade and exploration subsequently peaked when China was strong and unified, and declined as Chinese power weakened. At such times, China's people became absorbed by internal affairs, and state policy focused on threats from the north and the west. These cycles of maritime activity, each lasting roughly five hundred years, corresponded with cycles of cohesion and division, strength and weakness, prosperity and impoverishment, expansion and contraction. In the early 21st century, a strong and outward looking China is again building up its navy and seeking maritime dominance, with important implications for trade, diplomacy and naval affairs. Events will not necessarily follow the same course as in the past, but Lo Jung-pang's analysis suggests useful questions for the study of events as they unfold and decades to come.

Medieval Warfare

Author : Everett U. Crosby
ISBN : 9781135576257
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.

Little Wars And Floor Games

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9780486801865
Genre : Games & Activities
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Ironically enough, one of the twentieth century's leading pacifists wrote Little Wars, a book that has entertained and enlightened war buffs for the past hundred years. H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction pioneer, turned his attention from tales of time travel and alien invasions to write the first classic book of war games. His simulations of past battles and hypothetical future clashes allow readers to test their tactical and strategic skills and attempt to rewrite history. The companion piece, Floor Games, offers a more lighthearted look at war games. Based on the playful battles Wells waged with his sons, the narrative describes how creative play with miniature figures can transform an ordinary room into a magical world. The book has since been hailed as an inspiration for the development of a nonverbal psychotherapeutic method employed in the treatment of adults and children. Both Little Wars and Floor Games feature winsome illustrations by J. R. Sinclair that enhance their antique charm.

The Gun Digest Book Of Modern Gun Values

Author : Ken Ramage
ISBN : 0873492498
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Firearms made since 1900 are far more numerous than those made before 1900. Many of these post-1900 firearms are found at auctions, arms retailers, in advertisements, and as 'young' family heirlooms. Much more affordable and plentiful than pre-1900 collector-grade arms, many of these post-1900 guns are increasingly viewed as collectible, valuable assets. This all-new expanded edition helps collectors identify firearms, evaluate conditions, and determine values. Detailed specifications and current values from specialized experts are provided for domestic and imported handguns, rifles, shotguns, and commemorative firearms. Heavily illustrated with more than 8,000 arms, each listing includes descriptions and values in three grades of condition, according to the NRA's "Modern" standards. A new 8-page color section hosts many popular arms.

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