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Medieval costume, armour, and weapons
Wagner, Eduard, 1905-1984.
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Uniform Title:
Kroje, zbroj a zbraně doby předhusitské a husitské. English
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
72 pages, 383 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Medieval costume, armour, and weapons (1350-1450). London : Andrew Dakers, 1958.

"An unabridged republication of the work translated by Jean Layton ... . The only alteration consists in printing the color plates from the original edition in black and white, several of which are repeated in color on the front and back covers, inside and out. A new Introduction has been specially prepared for this edition"--T.p. verso.

Translation of a work originally published in the Czech language in 1956.
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GT575 .W29313 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Over 400 illustrations in this superb pictorial archive trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe. Unsurpassed in its comprehensiveness and variety, the volume draws upon a wealth of authentic primary sources, including written accounts, contemporary paintings and sculpture, and the remains of textiles and other relics.
A profusion of apparel and weaponry are depicted, ranging from the simple tunics and robes of peasants, blacksmiths, gardeners, shoemakers, fishermen, and other common laborers to the fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy. Tools and utensils used by peasants as well as the battle equipment and armor of warriors are also pictured and described, with special emphasis on how these weapons were handled, carried, and used in combat.
Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, these royalty-free illustrations not only offer general readers an intriguing and authentic insight into a past age but also provide artists, historians, students of weaponry, and theater and film professionals with a highly accurate source of reference material.

Table of Contents

Bohemian Costume From 1350 To 1450
Battle Equipment:
1 Armour
2 Helmets
3 Shields
Cut And Thrust And Haft Weapons
Projectile Weapons And Siege Machings
Flags And Banners
The Horse's Harness And Bardings
List Of Sources And Bibliography
The Plates