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Records of the Medieval Sword

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Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic study. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, Ewart Oakeshott emphasises the original purpose of the sword as an intensely intimate accessory of great significance and mystique. There ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published May 15th 2015 by Boydell Press (first published January 2nd 1991)
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Endre Fodstad
May 28, 2011 Endre Fodstad rated it really liked it
Some people think Oakeshott's "Records" is a typology. This is not really the case (it lacks clear argumentation for transitional forms) - however, it is far more useful as a tool for classifying medieval swords than, say, Ada Brun Hoffmeier's work (which is a true typology). Some people think it is a catalog - it is not, it is an attempt to systematize medieval swords. At this it succeeds admireably. I might have critizised it for its lack of academic typological systematization, but Hoffmeyer ...more
Cort Ockfen
Jul 21, 2013 Cort Ockfen rated it really liked it
Great detailed records of many amazing swords, including Viking and Roman swords.
I couldn't help but laugh as the author details his incorrect restoration techniques on a number of priceless swords. He chalks it up to his youth and immaturity but you have to wonder what this "expert" was doing at times.
David
Nov 23, 2009 David rated it really liked it
A seminal reference for the medieval european sword scholar and an excellent read for the enthusiast or someone looking to learn more about the reality of the weapons.
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