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Medieval Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive

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A renowned 19th-century cultural historian and specialist on the Middle Ages, J. H. Hefner-Alteneck spent much of his life observing the influence of art on many aspects of human life, including weaponry. His illustrations for this handsome archive — drawn with incredible exactitude — depict a wide array of medieval weapons and armor dating from the early ninth century to ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 23rd 2004 by Dover Publications
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Alex Cunningham
May 28, 2007 Alex Cunningham rated it liked it
Recommends it for: peoplle without access to museums
This book has some _great_ black and white illustrations. Unfortunately, the lack of color and/or "true" shading makes this a much better reference book for the artist (especially pen and ink) than for the armourer or armour historian.
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