Swords and Hilt Weapons
|Covers nearly 4,000 years of sword-making history, emphasizing the weapons of Africa, Mesoamerica, China, Central Asia & Indonesia. Also describes the excellence and cultural significance of European, Japanese and Islamic swords. 11 1/2" x 11". Black-and-white and color illustrations.
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published August 15th 1994 by Barnes & Noble Books
(first published 1989)
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Michael D. Coe (born 1929) is an American archaeologist, anthropologist, epigrapher and author. Primarily known for his research in the field of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican studies (and in particular, for his work on the Maya civilization, where he is regarded as one of the foremost Mayanist scholars of the latter 20th century). Coe has also made extensive investigations across a variety of other a...moreMore about Michael D. Coe...