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Armament and History: The Influence of Armament on History from the Dawn of Classical Warfare to the End of the Second World War 
by J. F. C. Fuller
(Paperback - September 1998)

Arms and Armor : The Cleveland Museum of Art
by Stephen N. Fliegel
Hardcover - 192 pages (March 1999)
Cleveland Museum of Art; ISBN: 0810963760
Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Medieval Military Library)
Charles Boutell, M. P. Lacombe (Translator)
Paperback: 352 pages
Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0938289624; (March 1996)

Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350 : Western Europe and the Crusader States
by David Nicolle
Hardcover: 640 pages Revised edition(August 1999)
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal; ISBN: 1853673471;

Medieval Siege Weapons: Western Europe AD 585-1385
by David Nicolle, Sam Thompson
Listed under Siege Weapons

Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)
by Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
Listed under Medieval Clip Art

American Swords and Sword Makers, Vol. II
by Richard H. Bezdek
Hardcover - 384 pages Vol 002 (January 1, 1999)
Paladin Pr; ISBN: 158160016X

The Archaeology of Weapons : Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry
by R. Ewart Oakeshott
A highly readable history of arms and armour across Europe from the Bronze Age to the Age of Chivalry, based upon the evidence of arms found in excavations, tombs and rivers, as well as upon contemporary art. The Publisher
Paperback - 384 pages (October 1996)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486292886
The Armourer and His Craft : From the XIth to the XVth Century
by Charles Foulkes
Comprehensive, detailed record of 500 years of European armor--manufacture, materials, tools, cost, weight, etc. Over 100 illustrations. Bibliography. The Publisher
Paperback - 256 pages (January 1989)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486258513

The Art of Making Armour
by Rob Valentine, Robert Valentine
Paperback (February 2000)
American Literary Press; ISBN: 156167527X

The Art and Science of Fencing
by Nick Evangelista
Listed under Fencing

The Book of the Sword
by Richard Francis Burton
"The history of the sword is the history of humanity." With these words, British author, Victorian scholar and world traveler, Sir Richard Burton begins his eloquent and exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Spanning centuries, and a wide range of cultures, Burton illuminates the sword as both ornamental and potent symbol. Drawing from a wealth of literary, archaeological, anthropological, and other sources, the author traces the sword's origins, from its birth as a charred and sharpened stick, through its diverse stages of development, to its full growth in the early Roman Empire. This text provides an incredible wealth of detailed data about the sword and its variations: sabres, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, rapier, foil as well as dirks, dagger, knives, flails. Any military and social historian, scholar, or armchair adventurer will find this volume a fascinating account of this symbol of power. The Publisher
Paperback - 336 pages (April 1989)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486254348

Codex Wallerstein : A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling
by Grzegorz Zabinski (Author), Bartlomiej Walczak (Author)
(Hardcover - July 2002)

The Encyclopedia of the Sword
by Nick Evangelista, William M. Gaugler (Designer)
Hardcover - 720 pages (May 1995)
Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313278962

The Gatling Gun : 19th Century Machine Gun to 21st Century Vulcan
by Joseph Berk
Listed under Military Weapons

German Swords And Sword Makers: Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries
by Richard H. Bezdek
Hardcover - 248 pages (January 1, 2000)
Paladin Pr; ISBN: 1581600577

An Historical Guide to Arms & Armor
by Stephen Bull (Contributor), Tony North (Editor)
Hardcover - 224 pages (September 1991)
Facts on File, Inc.; ISBN: 0816026203

A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder
by James Riddick Partington
Paperback - 393 pages Reprint edition (November 1998)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801859549

A Knight and His Weapons
by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Ewart Oakeshott (Illustrator)
Paperback - 124 pages 2nd edition
Dufour Editions; ISBN: 0802312993

The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period (History of Warfare, 12)
by Alan Williams
(Hardcover - February 2003)

The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe
by Sydney Anglo
From the Publisher Mounted encounters by armored knights locked in desperate hand-to- hand combat, stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls, deceits and brutalities in street affrays, balletic homicide on the dueling field-these were the martial arts of Renaissance Europe. In this extensively illustrated book Sydney Anglo, a leading historian of the Renaissance and its symbolism, provides the first complete study of the martial arts from the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century. He explains the...
Hardcover: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.23 x 10.45 x 7.88
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; (August 2000)
ISBN: 0300083521

Medieval Combat : A Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat
by Hans Talhoffer, Mark Rector, John Clements
Hardcover - 304 pages (September 2000)
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal; ISBN: 1853674184

Medieval Knights Paper Soldiers
by A. G. Smith
Listed under Paper Soldiers

Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques
by John Clements
(Paperback -- October 1, 1998)

Renaissance Swordsmanship : The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-And-Thrust Swords
by John Clements
Paperback - 143 pages (March 1997)
Paladin Pr; ISBN: 0873649192

Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott
Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.00 x 8.50
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer; Reprint edition (May 1998)
ISBN: 0851155669

The Secret History of the Sword
by J Christopher Amberger
This is the most complete treatise ever on the art of European edged weapons combat. In this volume, the author discusses the development of sword fighting techniques throughout Europe's history, includes first hand accounts of famous duels, compares and contrasts Medieval sword-fighting with modern sport fencing, and provides a comprehensive overview of the "way" of the sword in Europe. The Publisher.
Paperback: 298 pages
Unique Publications/CFW Enterprises; ISBN: 1892515040; 1 Ed edition (February 1, 1999)

Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century
by Brian Price
Hardcover - 528 pages (September 1, 2000)
Paladin Pr; ISBN: 1581600984

Tournaments : Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages
by Richard Barber, Juliet Barker, Robert Liddiard 

U.S. Infantry Weapons of World War II
Bruce N. Canfield
Listed under Military Small Arms

Warfare in the Classical World : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome
by John Gibson Warry

Weapons & Equipment of the Napoleonic Wars
by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Listed under Napoleonic Wars

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology. New Ser, No 22)
Bert S. Hall
Francis Bacon, writing in 1620, remarked that the magnetic compass, the printing press, and gunpowder changed the appearance and state of the whole world. Bert S. Hall focuses closely on the last innovation to examine the effects of changes in military technology on European history in the late Middle Ages and early modern era. Strategists, he writes, first used guns as a means of inducing panic in an enemy. When rival armies gained access to this technology, the psychological use of  firearms gave way to their employment as weapons of mass destruction. With increased military power came a transformation in the power of states, allowing greater centralization and force. Military history buffs will find much of interest in these pages. Amazon.com
Hardcover / Published 1997


Out of Print and Hard to Find Books

Ancient Weapons & Warfare (Exploring History)
by Will Fowler
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover - 64 pages 1 Ed. edition (October 1, 1999)
Lorenz Books; ISBN: 0754802124
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Armourers (Medieval Craftsmen Series)
by Matthias Pfaffenbichler
Paperback (May 1992)
Univ of Toronto Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0802077323
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Firepower : Weapons Effectiveness on the Battlefield, 1630-1850
B. P., Major-General Hughes
Hardcover / Published 1997
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Medieval Military Costume (Europa Militaria Special, 8)
by Gerry Embleton
Paperback: 96 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.23 x 10.16 x 7.46
Crowood Pr; ISBN: 1861263716; (January 2001)
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Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight
by David Edge
Hardcover (September 1993)
Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517103192
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