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Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650 (History of Warfare 31) (History of Warfare (Brill))
by John Waldman

The development treated in this volume of a variety of staff weapons in the Medieval and Renaissance periods in Europe is of importance, as the repeated success of their use caused substantive political changes. Their typology, use, and smithing techniques as well as correlations with contemporary artistic renditions, are discussed in great detail. Surviving specimens from museums and collections throughout the Western Hemisphere are used. Conservation issues are also dealt with. ...

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Edition: Hardcover

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Alex H. :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Matt Franklin :: * RECOMMENDED *
An incredibly detailed account with beautiful pictures and information ranging from the construction of polearms to their use. Largely focused on the halberd, with some shorter chapters on other types.
—Updated May 31, 2012

Roberto Banfi :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Victor R. :: Unrated
Just got it today (4/27/11) - excited to get started!
—Updated Apr 27, 2011

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Alexi Goranov :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Russ Ellis ::
This is an excellent source book for most of the major classes of medieval European pole arms. Initially it does tend to focus on the haldberd but subsequent chapters discuss other major pole arm families, construction methods etc. There are also a lot of illustrations and ...
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