European Ironclads 1860-75: The Gloire sparks the great ironclad arms race (New Vanguard)
From the launching of La Gloire to the emergence of modern turreted battleships in 1875, this book offers a fascinating insight into Continental Europe's innovative and powerful ironclads. In November 1859, the French "ironclad" La Gloire was launched in Toulon. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad--a warship built from wood, but whose hull was clad in a protective layer of iron plate. While history best remembers the ironclads of the American Civil War, these warships were mere toys compared to the iron-plated leviathans in contemporary European navies. Other European powers, not wanting to be outdone, launched their own ironclads, then the most powerful warships in the world. Together they embodied the startling technological advances of the late 19th century, and the spirit of this new age of steam, iron, and firepower.
How to Read European Armor (The Metropolitan Museum of Art - How to Read)
An accessibly written and superbly illustrated introduction to armor used for battle, tournament, and ceremony This engaging book offers an introduction to and overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, focusing in particular on the 16th century when plate armor reached its peak of stylistic beauty and functional perfection. Created by highly skilled armorers, often in cooperation with noted artists and commissioned by wealthy patrons, armor was worn for centuries on the battlefield, in festive tournaments, and for ceremonial events. Through informative discussions of representative works from the Metropolitan Museum’s world-renowned collection, this new addition to the popular How to Read series shows what to look for when examining armor, the pieces that make up a typical suit of armor, how the parts work, the various methods used to decorate armor, and how armor became an important part of so many museum collections today. The book features a wealth of new photography of historically important armor and other works of art from the Metropolitan Museum and select pieces from other institutions.
Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection
The collection of arms and armor at the Wallace Collection is widely recognized as being one of the largest and most important in the world. Consisting of around 2,500 objects, it represents both European and Oriental arms and armor. The European part of the collection was acquired primarily by Sir Richard Wallace, mainly in 1871, from the collections of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick—founding father of the serious study of arms and armor—and that of the comte de Nieuwerkerke, Director of the Louvre under the Emperor Napoleon III.
During the American Civil War, a surprising number of troops were armed with European weapons. The Union depended upon them heavily at least through the battle of Gettysburg, and the Confederacy relied upon these arms for the entire duration of the war. The authors use thirty years of experience to answer the question of which European weapons were used in the Civil War and which were not. The result is an identification guide that shows what to look for and what to avoid in this challenging and intriguing field of collecting. 8.5x11. 190+ b&w photos.
A spectacular visual guide to the epic 4,000-year history of weaponry, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor tells this epic story of the entire spectrum of weaponry through stunning photography and authoritative coverage, from the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's armies. Take a journey through the centuries, from the Viking sword to the Baker rifle to the AK-47, as you explore the forms and functions of the greatest arms of all time, the warrior types that changed history, and the weapons that changed the face of warfare. Richly detailed catalogs showcase many weapons at their actual size, outlining the timeframe, weight, size, and country of origin to create a comprehensive profile of each.Now revised and updated to include brand-new content and expanded sections on cannons and modern guns, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor provides a stunning overview of the tools that have been at the cutting edge of history, determining the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires.
Ireland and Armenia: Studies in Indo-European Language, History and Narrative. Proceedings of an International Interdisciplinary Symposium held at Matenadaran (Yerevan, Armenia) between 7-9 September 2009 Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph 61 (Journal of Indo-Europen Studies Monograph Series)
Séamus Mac Mathúna, Maxim Fomin and Alvard Jivanyan: Introduction; Part 1. Indo-European dimension; Séamus Mac Mathúna: The Slaying of the Dragon and Water Mythology in the Early Irish, Indo-European and Near Eastern Traditions; Armen Petrosyan: Armenia and Ireland: Myths of Prehistory; Karl Horst Schmidt: Armenian and Celtic: Towards a New Classification of Early Indo-European Dialects; Alexander Falileyev & Petr Kocharov: Celtic, Armenian and Eastern Indo-European Languages: Comments on a Recent Hypothesis; Maxim Fomin: Armenia in Ireland: Indo-European Cognates, Medieval Legends, and Pseudo-Historical Accounts of the Eighteenth Century Irish Antiquaries; Part 2. Cross-cultural interface; Dean Miller: The Byzantine and Armenian Cultural Interface: A Sketch; John Carey: Lore of Origins in Medieval Ireland; Hayk Hakobyan: Adoption of Christianity in Armenia: Legend and Reality; Hamlet Petrosyan: Similarities between the Early Christian Armenian Monuments and the Irish High Crosses in the Light of New Discoveries; Natalia Abelian: Re-Introduction of Lithic Discourse to Britain and Ireland: Armenian-Byzantine Influence; Part 3. Narrative and folklore; Sergey Ivanov: Armenia: the Cradle of the Gaels and the Amazons?; Sargis Harutyunian: On Some Ritual Mythological Features of Th...
Advanced Longsword: Form and Function (Mastering the Art of Arms Book 3)
This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia. Renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor explains three of the longsword forms that are used every day in The School of European Swordsmanship:• The Cutting Drill• The Farfalla di Ferro• THe Longsword Syllabus Form.Each form is explained step by step and application by application, with abundant photographs and images from Fiore’s manuscript. Guy takes you through each step first as a pair drill, then as part of the form, then as a starting point for further training, or for further research into Il Fior di Battaglia.Within these pages you will find in-depth instructions and analysis, dozens of tips for how to improve your skills, and enough material for years of study.Guy Windsor has been training martial arts for 30 years, and teaching professionally since he founded The School of European Swordsmanship in 2001. The School has branches and study groups all over the world. Guy’s other books include The Swordsman’s Companion, The Duellist’s Companion, Veni Vadi Vici, Mastering the Art of Arms volume 1: The Medieval Dagger, and Mastering the Art of Arms volume 2: The Medieval...
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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bombScientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project were alarmed to learn that Nazi Germany was far outpacing the Allies in nuclear weapons research. Hitler, with just a few pounds of uranium, would have the capability to reverse the entire D-Day operation and conquer Europe. So they assembled a rough and motley crew of geniuses - dubbed the Alsos Mission - and sent them careening into Axis territory to spy on, sabotage, and even assassinate members of Nazi Germany's feared Uranium Club. The details of the mission rival the finest spy thriller, but what makes this story sing is the incredible cast of characters-both heroes and rogues alike-including: Moe Berg the major league catcher who abandoned the game for a career as a multilingual international spy; the strangest fellow to ever play professional baseball.Werner Heisenberg the Nobel Prize-winning physicist credited as the discoverer of quantum mechanics; a key contributor to the Nazi's...
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EU ARMS Challenge #27 - Ripha (Ninjara) vs Jr (Kid Cobra) - Winners Semi-finals
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