Hafted Weapons in Medieval And Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons Between 1200 and 1650

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Brill Academic Pub, 2005 - History - 223 pages
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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. The book is heavily illustrated with black and white, color photographs and drawings and has a foreword by Walther Karcheski, Chief Curator of Arms and Armor of the Frazier Antique Arms Museum. It is intended as a reference for historical scholars, artists, museum curators, private collectors and the art market, and is a timely clarification of the nature of these arms.

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JOHN WALDMAN is an ichthyologist, fisherman, and writer. He is the author of Heartbeats in the Muck: A Dramatic Look at the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, which won the New York Society Library's Book of the Year Award for Natural History. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, and works in Manhattan at the Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research.

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