Sword, Lance and Bayonet

Author: Charles ffoulkes,E.C. Hopkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107670152

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 2693

Originally published in 1938, this book presents a historical study of the arms used by the British Army and Navy. The text concentrates for the most part on the swords used by different divisions, although sections are included on 'Belts, Slings, Knots', 'Lance, Bayonet and Staff Weapons' and 'Muskets, Rifles, and Carbines'. Numerous illustrative figures are also included, together with a list of works consulted. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in military history and the historical development of weapons.
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British Basket-hilted Swords

A Typology of Basket-type Sword Hilts

Author: Cyril Mazansky,Kenneth Snodgrass

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830535

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 8274

"Descriptive catalogue with typology of a British sword-type with a 500-year history"--Provided by publisher.
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The Cavalry Lance

Author: Alan Larsen,Henry Yallop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472816196

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 7868

The development of cavalry firearms and the widespread disappearance of armour from the European battlefield saw a decline in the use of the cavalry lance in early modern warfare. However, by 1800 the lance, much changed from its medieval predecessors in both form and function, was back. During the next century the use of the lance spread to the armed forces of almost every Western country, seeing action in every major conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I including the Crimean and Franco-Prussian wars and across the Atlantic in the American Civil War. The lance even reached the colonial conflicts of the Anglo-Sikh and Boer wars. It was not until the disappearance of the mounted warrior from the battlefield that the lance was consigned to history. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a variety of sources, this is the engaging story of the cavalry lance at war during the 19th and 20th centuries, from Waterloo to the Somme.
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English/British Naval History to 1815

A Guide to the Literature

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305474

Category: History

Page: 875

View: 6366

Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815.
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The Finger

A Handbook

Author: Angus Trumble

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522857698

Category: Fingers

Page: 300

View: 1139

In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, the acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from cave art to Picasso's Guernica, from Van Dyck's and Rubens's winning ways with gloves to the longstanding French taste for tapering digits. But Trumble also asks intriguing questions about the finger in general: How do fingers work, and why do most of us have five on each hand? Why do we bite our nails? This witty, odd, and fascinating book is filled with diverse anecdotes about cow-milking, the fingerprint of a grave robber in King Tut's tomb, and a woman in Trumble's local bank whose immensely long, coiled fingernails do not prevent her from signing a check. Side by side with historical discussions of rings and gloves and nail varnish are meditations on the finger's essential role in writing, speech, sports, crime, law, sex, and, of course, the eponymous show of contempt.
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The Museums Journal

Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R. Rowley,W. Ruskin Butterfield,Charles Madeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museums

Page: N.A

View: 1016

"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.
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Army Ordnance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ordnance

Page: N.A

View: 9787

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Ordnance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ordnance

Page: N.A

View: 4722

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National Defense

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ordnance

Page: N.A

View: 7803

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Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: N.A

View: 5666

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Revolutionary America, 1763-1789

A Bibliography

Author: Ronald M. Gephart,Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library of Congress

Page: 1672

View: 6834

The latest in a series of publications celebrating the bicentennial of American independence, this annotated bibliography lists the Library of Congress holdings concerning America during the Revolutionary War. Listed are the Library's most important primary and secondary sources, including books, manuscripts, serials, maps, and atlases. There are 12 chapters (the first 9 in Volume 1, the rest in Volume 2) as follows: (1) Research Aids; (2) General Studies--Regional, State and Local; (3) The British Empire and the American Revolution; (4) The Colonies on the Eve of Independence; (5) The West during the Revolutionary Era; (6) The War for Independence, 1775-1783; (7) The Loyalists in America and in Exile; (8) Diplomacy and Other International Aspects of the Revolution; (9) The Confederation and the Consolidation of the Revolution in the States; (10) the Making of the Constitution; (11) Economic, Social, and Intellectual Life in Revolutionary America; and (12) Biographies and Personal Primary Sources. Also included is an essay, "The Preservation and Publication of Documentary Sources on the Revolution." Concluding the publication are an index and a listing of Advisory Committee names. (RM)
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Library of Congress Catalogs

Subject catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

A Classified List of Publications...together with an Index to Authors and Titles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6271

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Le armi antiche

Bibliografia ragionata nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale

Author: Marco Merlo,Luca Tosin,Carlo De Vita

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 884927095X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 5034

Gli studi sulle armi antiche stanno conoscendo negli ultimi anni un enorme incremento e diversificazione. Dagli studi di tradizione storico-artistica, museologica o di catalogazione sull’oggetto-arma, fino a quelli di storia militare, economica e produttiva, l’abbondanza e la varietà di libri e articoli ha reso complessa la realizzazione di bibliografie d’ampio respiro. Le armi antiche. Bibliografia ragionata nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale di Carlo De Vita, Marco Merlo e Luca Tosin, si propone di rispondere all’esigenza di un’opera bibliografica unitaria che tenga conto dei più recenti sviluppi della disciplina oplologica nei suoi molteplici aspetti. Accanto agli studi generali e tipologici sulle armi, le fortificazioni, le armi bianche e le armi da fuoco, sono raccolti anche gli studi sulle fonti, le armerie, le aste, i cataloghi di mostre e le grandi collezioni, così come gli studi di interesse produttivo e di costume e sulla legislazione vigente in materia di armi. La scelta dei titoli presenti in SBN (Servizio bibliotecario nazionale), deriva dalla volontà degli autori di coniugare la raccolta del materiale bibliografico edito con l’effettiva reperibilità dei testi sul territorio nazionale. Bibliografia quindi, che non sia una semplice raccolta dell’edito, ma una selezione ragionata degli studi disponibili per fornire un utile supporto agli studiosi e agli appassionati di armi antiche.
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The Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 6266

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Swords of the British Army

the regulation patterns, 1788-1914

Author: Brian Robson

Publisher: Arms & Armour Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 2932

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The encyclopædia britannica

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7371

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