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The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers

ISBN: 9780754823315 | 0754823318
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Pub. Date: 6/16/2011

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This comprehensive encyclopedia of edged weapons is both an authoritative reference work and a stunning visual directory, explaining the development of these weapons through the centuries, describing their capabilities and individual specifications. The book reviews the development of each weapon and how the military tactics have shaped the great civilizations of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. It looks at the significance of the sword in the mystical traditions of the Celts, delves into the world of the medieval knights and crusades, as well as how the Middle Eastern armies fought. With over 1500 colour photographs and illustrations, and written by leading experts in the field, this beautiful guide is essential reading for those interested in the conflicts, sharp weapons and warriors that have created and shaped history.

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