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Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century.

Blackmore, Howard L. Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

Pbk. reprint of 1971 ed. Mineola, NY: Dover Publishing. 2000. xxviii + 401 pp + 151 b/w plates. illus, bibl, index. $16.95. ISBN: 0-486-40961-9.

The author notes that most books on hunting and hunting weapons have devoted their attentions to guns, and in a book intended primarily for the collector, has "tried to describe as many as possible of the great armoury of weapons used in the hunt." While the focus is on the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, the weapons of antiquity are touched on at the beginning of every section. An introduction aims to give "a picture of the frailties and virtues of the men -- and women -- who used the weapons" described in the book. Divided into seven chapters: swords; knives and bayonets; staff weapons; bows; crossbows: guns; and miscellaneous weapons. Includes a full index.
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Title Annotation:Review
Publication:Renaissance Quarterly
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 22, 2001
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