A History of the World in 100 Weapons

BOOKS
HISTORY / MILITARY HISTORY

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Chris McNab
A History of the World in 100 Weapons

A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous colour photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.

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Knives and Swords: A Visual History

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.

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Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery and more. Especially suitable for projects requiring a medieval or old-fashioned flavor, these illustrations will fill a myriad of needs for battle-related graphic art.

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