Knives and Swords, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 075666330X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756663308
  • DDC: 623.4
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Showcasing more than 300 swords, knives, and daggers from over 3,000 years of history with stunning color photography, KNIVES AND SWORDS is the perfect book for anyone with an interest in the history of edged weapons. From the finely crafted swords of the Japanese samurai to the brutal but functional bayonet of the World War I infantryman, Knives and Swords places the weapons in their historical context as well as providing in-depth analysis of the most historically significant bladed weapons.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Ancient Blades 3000 BCE–1000 CE.
2: Introduction.
3: The First Blades.
4: Mesopotamia and Egypt.
5: Bronze- and Iron-Age Blades.
6: Celtic Warrior.
7: Ancient Greece.
8: Hoplite.
9: Ancient Rome.
10: Roman Gladiator.
11: Anglo-Saxon and Frankish Blades.
12: Early Armor.
13: Viking Blades.
14: Viking Raider.
15: Spears and Arrows.
16: The Middle Ages 1000–1500.
17: Introduction.
18: European Swords.
19: Tournament Combat.
20: Medieval Knight.
21: European Daggers.
22: Medieval Foot Soldier.
23: European Staff Weapons.
24: Medieval Fight Books.
25: Aztec Blades.
26: Japanese and Chinese Blades.
27: Shaolin Monk.
28: Asian Staff Weapons.
29: Arrows and Bolts.
30: Blade vs. Bow.
31: The Age of Swordsmanship 1500–1775.
32: Introduction.
33: Two-Handed Swords.
34: European Infantry and Cavalry Swords.
35: Dueling.
36: European Rapiers.
37: European Smallswords.
38: European Hunting Swords.
39: Cossack Warrior.
40: European Daggers.
41: Landsknecht.
42: European One-Handed Staff Weapons.
43: European Two-Handed Staff Weapons.
44: Pikeman.
45: Indian And Sri Lankan Swords.
46: Indian Staff Weapons.
47: Cutting And Thrusting.
48: Japanese Samurai Weapons.
49: Wakazashi Sword.
50: Samurai.
51: Asian Daggers.
52: Combination Weapons.
53: Twilight Of The Sword 1775–1900.
54: Introduction.
55: European Swords.
56: British Cavalryman.
57: Fencing.
58: Swords Of The American Civil War.
59: United States Cavalryman.
60: European And American Bayonets.
61: Bayonet Tactics.
62: North American Hilt Weapons.
63: North American Warrior.
64: Ottoman Empire Swords.
65: Ottoman Warrior.
66: Chinese And Tibetan Swords.
67: Ninja.
68: Japanese Special Weapons.
69: Kenjutsu.
70: Indian Swords.
71: Indian Blades.
72: Indian Staff Weapons.
73: African Blades.
74: Zulu Warrior.
75: Daggers Of Oceania.
76: Maori Warrior.
77: The Modern World 1900 Onward.
78: Introduction.
79: German And Italian Blades.
80: WWII British Commando.
81: British, American, And Allied Blades.
82: Gurkha.
83: Japanese Blades.
84: Modern African Blades.
85: Postwar Bayonets.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.