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Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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It could have been an even better book if it had included a detailed exposition the latest revised version of Oakeshott's typology. However, the book is already an amazing resource as it is, and I know I spend far too much time ogling the pictures of the many swords ...
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The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. ...

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An excellent overview about the history of European arms and armor throughout the ages--it's not as detailed and as "mature" as Oakeshott's later works, and some of the concepts contained therein are a bit dated, but still a good starting point for a scholar who wants ...
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—Updated Aug 22, 2008









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