sobota, 12 lutego 2011

weapon, a visual history of arms and armor


autor: praca zbiorowa
tytuł: Weapon, a visual history of arms and armor
tytuł oryginału: brak
tłumaczenie: brak
język: angielski
wydawca: DK Publishing
kod: ISBN 0-7566-2210-7
numer wydania: I
miejsce wydania: New York
rok wydania: 2006
liczba stron: 360
format okładki: 31 x 26 cm
rodzaj okładki: twarda z obwolutą
rodzaj papieru: papier kredowy
rodzaj łączenia: szyte
moja ocena: 4/5

opis:

Album ten opisuje i ukazuje około cztery tysiące lat historii różnorodnego uzbrojenia z różnych stron świata. Jest bardzo bogato ilustrowany, każdemu zdjęciu towarzyszą opisy. Niektóre z ilustracji znam już z książki pt.: Broń i zbroje autorstwa Michale Byam, tego samego wydawnictwa. Zasada prezentacji wizualnej w obu tych książkach jest taka sama z tym, że omawiany album jest 360 stronicowy. W książce tej znalazłem jeden błąd na stronie 10, gdzie na włoskim renesansowym mieczu wskazano strzałką podpisaną ricasso na trzpień co jest niepoprawne. Zamiast terminu ricasso powinno być napisane w języku angielskim słowo tang (po polsku trzpień).

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spis treści:

Foreword 6
Introduction 8

THE ANCIENT WORLD (3000 BCE - 1000 CE) 24
The First Weapons 30
Mesopotamian Weapons and Armor 32
Ancient Egyptian Weapons and Armor 34
Ancient Greek Weapons and Armor 40
GREAT WARRIORS: Greek Hoplite 42
Ancient Roman Weapons and Armor 44
GREAT WARRIORS: Roman Legionary 46
Bronze- and Iron-Age Weapons and Armor 48
Anglo-Saxon and Frankish Weapons and Armor 50
Viking Weapons and Armor 52

THE MIDDLE AGES (1000 - 1500) 56
European Swords 62
Japanese and Chinese Swords 66
European Daggers 68
European Staff Weapons 72
Asian Staff Weapons 74
GREAT WARRIORS: Mongol Warrior 76
Longbows and Crossbows 78
Aztec Weapons and Shields 82
European Helms and Basinets 86
European Jousting Helms, Barbutes, and Sallets 88
GREAT WARRIORS: Medieval Knight 90
European Mail Armor 92
European Plate Armor 94

THE EARLY MODERN WORLD (1500 - 1775) 96
Two-handed Swords 102
European Infantry and Cavalry Swords 104
GREAT WARRIORS: Landsknecht 108
European Rapiers 110
European Smallswords 112
European Hunting Swords 116
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Hunting Trousse 118
Japanese Samurai Swords 120
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Wakazashi Sword 124
GREAT WARRIORS: Samurai 126
Indian and Sri Lankan Swords 128
European Daggers 130
Asian Daggers 134
European One-Handed Staff Weapons 136
European Two-Handed Staff Weapons 140
Indian and Sri Lankan Staff Weapons 142
European Crossbows 144
Asian Bows 146
Matchlock and Flintlock Long Guns 148
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Matchlock Musket 150
European Hunting Guns 1600 - 1700 152
European Hunting Guns From 1700 154
Asian Matchlocks 156
Combination Weapons 158
European Pistols 1500 - 1700 160
European Pistols 1700 - 1775 162
European Tournament Armor 166
European Tournament Helmets 168
Asian Armor and Helmets 170
Samurai Armor 172

THE REVOLUTIONARY WORLD (1775 - 1900) 174
European Swords 180
American Civil War Swords 184
Ottoman Empire Swords 186
Chinese and Tibetan Swords 188
Indian Swords 190
Indian and Nepalese Daggers 192
European and American Bayonets 194
Indian Staff Weapons 196
African Edged Weapons 198
GREAT WARRIORS: Zulu Warrior 200
Oceanian Clubs and Daggers 202
North American Knives and Clubs 204
North American Hunting Bows 208
Australian Boomerangs and Shields 210
Flintlock Pistols From 1775 212
Flintlock Pistols To 1850 214
Percussion Cap Pistols 216
American Percussion Cap Revolvers 218
GREAT WARRIORS: US Civil War Infantryman 220
British Percussion Cap Revolvers 222
Brass Cartridge Pistols 224
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Colt Navy Pistols 226
Self-Loading Pistols 228
Flintlock Muskets and Rifles 232
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Baker Rifle 134
Percussion Cap Muskets and Rifles 236
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Le Page Sport Gun 238
Percussion Cap Breech Loaders 240
GREAT WARRIORS: British Redcoat 242
Sport Guns 244
Ottoman Empire Firearms 246
Single-Shot Breech-Loading Rifles 248
WEAPON SHOWCASE: Enfield Rifle-Musket 250
Manually Loaded Repeater Rifles 1855-1880 252
Manually Loaded Repeater Rifles 1881-1891 256
Manually Loaded Repeater Rifles 1892-1898 258
Indian Firearms 260
Asian Firearms 262
Multi-Shot Firearms 264
Ammunition Pre-1900 266
Indian Armor and Shields 268
African Shields 270
Oceanian Shields 272

THE MODERN WORLD (1900 - 2006) 274
African Edged Weapons 280
Bayonets and Knives 1914-1945 284
GREAT WARRIORS: French WWI Infantryman 288
Self-Loading Pistols 1900-1920 290
Self-Loading Pistols 1920-1950 292
Self-Loading Pistols From 1950 294
Revolvers 1900-1950 296
Revolvers From 1950 298
Manually Loaded Repeater Rifles 300
GREAT WARRIORS: Red Army Infantryman 302
Self-Loading Rifles 1914-1950 304
WEAPON SHOWCASE: AK47 306
Self-Loading Rifles 1950-2006 308
WEAPON SHOWCASE: SA80 310
Sport Guns 312
Shotguns 314
Sniper Rifles 1914-1985 318
Sniper Rifles 1985-2006 320
Recoil-Operated Machine Guns 322
Gas-Operated Machine Guns 324
WEAPON SHOWCASE: MG43 326
Light Machine Guns 1914-1945 328
Light Machine Guns Since 1945 330
Submachine Guns 1920-1945 332
WEAPON SHOWCASE: MP5 334
Submachine Guns Since 1945 336
Ammunition Since 1900 338
Man-Portable Anti-Tank Weapons 340
Rifle-Mounted Grenade Launchers 342
Stand-alone Grenade Launchers 344
GREAT WARRIORS: US Navy SEAL 346
Improvised Guns 1950-1980 348
Helmets From 1900 350

Index 354
Acknowledgments 360

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