Weapons and Armor
Longbows, crossbows, siege machines, armor, and swordsmanship. Cover art may vary.
- The Book of the Crossbow
Examines the use of the crossbow as military and sporting weapon, its construction and management in medieval and modern times. Also covers related weapons: ballistas, catapults, Turkish bow, more. Over 240 illustrations.
Paperback: 400 pages
- Bowmen of England
Study of English and Welsh archers and the longbow, the weapon that revolutionized medieval concepts and traditions of war.
Paperback: 164 pages
- English Longbowman
Insights into the lives of longbowmen, packed with full color illustrations, highly detailed cutaways, artwork of weaponry and armor, and action-packed battle scenes.
Paperback: 64 pages
- The Medieval Archer
Traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, both military and social, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses.
Paperback: 206 pages
- Medieval Siege Weapons
Reveals how the combination of technological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world, Persia, India and above all China made a contribution to the development of medieval siege techniques. Illustrated throughout.
Paperback: 48 pages
- Knives and Scabbards
Discusses and illustrates over five hundred knives, scabbards, shears and scissors dating from the mid-12th to the mid-15th centuries, found excavations in the City of London.
Hardcover: 184 pages
- Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive
Carol Belanger Grafton
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.
Paperback: 128 pages
- A Knight and His Weapons
The history of spears, lances, axes, maces, hammers, swords, daggers, and crude firearms, including how each was made and used in battle.
Paperback: 124 pages
- A Knight and His Armor
A detailed history of how armor developed, how and of what it was made, and how it was worn.
Paperback: 122 pages
- The Archaeology of Weapons
A detailed and thorough account of pre-modern weapons of war – from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry. Profusely illustrated with a host of armor and weapons: daggers, longbows, crossbows, helmets, swords, shields, spears and more.
Paperback: 384 pages
- Records of the Medieval Sword
Extensive and thorough study of the origins, development and usage of the glamorous two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages.
Paperback: 316 pages
- The Book of the Sword
Sir Richard F. Burton
Traces the sword's origin – from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar and more. Includes nearly 300 line drawings.
Paperback: 336 pages