The Sword in the Age of Chivalry


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The resplendent image of the medieval knight is concentrated in the symbolism of his sword. The straight, two-edged, cross-hilted knightly sword of the European Middle Ages was an object of vital importance, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code. Ewart Oakeshott draws on his extensive research and expert eye (and hand, for he has a special sense for the feel of a sword) to develop a typology for and recount the history of the sword, from the knightly successors of the Viking ...

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry 2018, Boydell Press

ISBN-13: 9780851157153

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The Sword in the Age of Chivalry 1994, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge

ISBN-13: 9780851153629