By Paul Lacombe, Charles Boutell
A number of illustrations, many from resources now misplaced, again up a close dialogue of world-wide advancements in armor from the earliest occasions, and guns from the Stone Age to early firearms and cannon.
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3 Page 8 Amongst the weapons of the period now under our consideration there are not a few which show their makers to have been endowed with the sentiment of beauty and elegance. The axe, for example, known to antiquaries as the "axe of the dolmen," modelled in the form of a large flattened egg, and polished with the utmost care and nicety, exhibits in its curves a truly artistic contour. So, again, certain stone arrow-heads that are barbed and wrought with minute splinters, convey the idea of firmness and steadiness of hand, combined with a truly extraordinary delicacy of touch.
The Weapons of the Stone Age 1 Chapter II. Arms and Armour of the Assyrians 10 Section IIArms and Armour of the Gauls 14 Section IIIArms and Armour of the Greeks of the Heroic Ages 20 Chapter III. Arms and Armour of the Etruscans 53 Chapter IV. Offensive Weapons 62 Chapter V. The Decoration of Ancient Arms and Armour 76 Page vi Chapter VI. D. D. 768814 94 Chapter VII. Arms and Armour of the Middle Ages. Part I. 97 Chapter VIII. Arms and Armour of the Middle Ages. Part II. 124 Chapter IX. Arms and Armour of the Transition EraSixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 153 Chapter X.
A Greek Shield 48 Fig. Greek Breast and Back Plates 49 Fig. Two Etruscan Helms 54 Fig. Roman Soldiers, From the Colums of Trajan 60 Fig. Two Examples of the "Pilum" 66 Fig. Group of Five Examples of Roman Helms and Swords 68 Page viii Page Fig. A Greek Warrior 77 Fig. A Frank Shield 90 Fig. Umbo of a Frank Shield 90 Fig. Group of Six Examples of Frank arms and Armour 93 Fig. Soldiers of Charlemagne 96 Fig. Group of Armour and Weapons From the Bayeux Tapestry 106 Fig. Saint Louis: 1226-1270 112 Fig.
Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Paul Lacombe, Charles Boutell