Author: Ewart Oakshott
Extent: 228 pp.
Publication: April 2012
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
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.
24 colour and 115 line illustrations