Item description for 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...
This book tells the story from its invention in 14th-century Lombardy, which depended on the production of the necessary steel plates, until its eventual decline in the 17th century, principally because of developments in another area of military technology, the gun. The metallurgy of 600 armours has been analysed, and their probable effectiveness in battle has been assessed by means of mechanical tests.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004124985 ISBN13 9789004124981
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One of the best armour books ever written! May 18, 2006
This is a highly detailed study of the metallurgy of medieval and Renaissance armour. It reveals some surprising facts and challenges some commonly held beliefs. The level of accuracy and detail are unmatched in this book. It features hundreds of pieces of armour from collections all over the world.