European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)

European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution

Both a work of scholarship, and a treasury of information, for anyone seeking a factual and vivid account of the story of arms from the Renaissance period to the Industrial Revolution. The author chooses as his starting-point the invasion of Italy by France in 1494, which sowed the dragon’s teeth of all the successive European wars; the French invasion was to accelerate the trend towards new armaments and new methods of warfare. The author describes the development of the handgu (more…)

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