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New PDF release: Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History

By David Edge

ISBN-10: 0517644681

ISBN-13: 9780517644683

Hands & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated historical past of Weaponry within the center a while КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ palms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated background of Weaponry within the heart a while (Вооружение и доспехи средневековых рыцарей) Год выпуска: 1991Автор: David facet, John Miles PaddockЖанр: Военная история, УниформологияИздательство: Crescent BooksISBN: 0-517-64468-1Формат: PDF - RAR - seventy two mbРазмер файла: eighty mbКачество: Отсканированные страницы, хорошееКоличество страниц: 188Язык: Английский Описание: Книга рассказывает об эволюции вооружения и доспехов средневековых рыцарей с момента зарождения рыцарства до его заката.Издание содержит большое количество прекрасных цветных и ч/б фотографий средневековых скульптур, иллюстраций из рукописей, картин и подлинных предметов. скачать - ifolderзеркало: скачать - зеркало: скачать - uploadbox зеркало:скачать - importing eighty five

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The catch is that Berthold never existed舒he was a legendary figure, like Robin Hood. The myth of his life served to bolster the Germans’ claim of having invented the gun. The story also shielded Europeans from the fact that gunpowder, a critical force in their history, had emerged not from their own inventiveness but from the ingenuity of the Oriental mind. In fact, Berthold was an archetype, a stand-in for all the curious and ingenious experimenters willing to risk life and limb to explore and profit from the astounding new mixture.

The goal of battle is to shock, to shatter the cohesion of groups, to bring individual soldiers up short, to instill fear, sow confusion, undermine morale, sap will. Violence is one means of doing so. Intimidation舒through a display of power or a loud noise舒is another. Sound was always an accessory of war舒drums, trumpets, bag-pipes. Shouting was universal. The crossbowmen at Crécy raised three resounding shouts as they advanced within shooting range. The English met each of these bellows with silence.

Gunpowder would remain a novel supplement to their traditional ways of making war. On at least one occasion, they got a taste of the volatile and unpredictable nature of the new substance. In 1280, Mongol officials dis-missed the Chinese workers who had been operating a gunpowder arsenal. The locals had fallen under suspicion “owing to their covetous and deceitful behavior” and had been replaced by Mongols. “But they understood nothing of the handling of materials,” an observer noted. As a result, the arsenal exploded with much loss of life.

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