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by Ewart Oakeshott

Author: Ewart Oakeshott
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Boydell Press; New edition edition (February 1994)
Pages: 204 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.6
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Evidence for dating is adduced from literature and art as well as from archaeology, and a detailed chronological typology of swords is developed, based on entire swords, pommel-forms, cross-guards, and the grip and scabbard. With clear illustrations and invaluable photographic plates The Sword in the Age of Chivalry offers first-class reference material for all weapons enthusiasts

Ronald Ewart Oakeshott was born in 1916. Oakeshott's books also dispelled many popular cliches about Western swords being heavy and clumsy. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry Boydell Press, 1964.

Ronald Ewart Oakeshott was born in 1916. His uncle Jeffrey Farnol wrote romance novels and swashbucklers and also had a collection of antique swords and through these the young Oakeshott became interested in swords. He listed the weights and measurements of many swords in his collection which have become the basis for further academic work as well as templates for the creation of high quality modern replicas. List of published works.

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Within this time-span, two distinct groups of swords successively evolved

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code.

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code.

Ewart Oakeshott (1916 - 2002) is widely regarded as the preeminent scholar of the Medieval sword. His contribution to our understanding of the different types and their time-periods was groundbreaking. Coupled with his classification of hilt components, it is possible to approximate the time period of a particular sword. A history and typology of the European knightly sword

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Ewart Oakeshott's love of swords began early in his life As a more specific work, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry provides greater detail for and elaboration on the knightly sword and Oakeshott's typology of it. The book's 156 pages o. .

Ewart Oakeshott's love of swords began early in his life. In fact, one of his earliest memories was holding a smallsword when he was four years old. The sword was in the collection of his uncle, the British adventure novelist Jeffery Farnol, a noted collector of edged weapons. As a more specific work, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry provides greater detail for and elaboration on the knightly sword and Oakeshott's typology of it. The book's 156 pages of text also contain important revisions of that typology. The 48 black and white photographic plates provide a broad range of visual reference material.

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code. Ewart Oakeshott draws on his extensive research to recount the history of the sword from the knightly successors of the Viking weapon to the emergence of the Renaissance sword - roughly from 1050 to 1550. Evidence for dating is adduced from literature and art as well as from archaeology, and a detailed chronological typology of swords is developed, based on entire swords, pommel-forms, cross-guards, and the grip and scabbard. With clear illustrations and invaluable photographic plates The Sword in the Age of Chivalry offers first-class reference material for all weapons enthusiasts. The late EWART OAKESHOTT was an authority on the arms and armour of medieval Europe. His other books include Records of the Medieval Sword and The Archaeology of Weapons.