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Indian and Oriental Armour (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Lord Egerton

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Book Description

28 Mar 2003 Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
This excellently illustrated volume provides factual accounts of events ranging from the earliest invasions of the subcontinent in 200 b.c. to the First Burmese War in 1824. Also includes detailed information on Arabian and Persian arms and Japanese armor. Illustrations and notes describe helmets, daggers, sabers, and other weapons. 350 halftones and line illustrations.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (28 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486422291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486422299
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 20.1 x 27.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,074,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reprint of old classic. 10 Aug 2006
By Shawn Caza - Published on
This is a reprint of a book almost 100 years old. The author was an English Peer of the realm who lived and served in India for much of his career. He collected Indian arms and armour and researched them widely. The book is part catalogue, with many excellent engravings of weapons. Because of the old style the weapons are grouped into "artistic displays" and it is sometimes time consuming to flip back and forth between plates and descriptions. In addition to the catalogue sections there are discussions of each geographic area and the weapons used and excellent introductory chapters on Indian history from the Moghuls to the 19th century. When this book was originally written the term India encompassed modern Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc. So the book includes many "Indo-Persian" weapons. The book contains much information which I have never found elsewhere. Overall very worthwhile for the collector, research or interested reader. (Note: I do not have the new Dover copy, but a 1990s reprint issued by an Indian publisher. Nevertheless, I assume the Dover version is just as good.)
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Classics 22 Jan 2014
By MRG - Published on
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This book is considered by many to be a classic in its field. It is easy to see why. The author does an impressive job of discussing a wide variety of weapons from India and neighboring countries. He examines not only the weapons and their uses, but also the cultures and societies that gave rise to them. The illustrations are outstanding. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in classical weapons from India and its neighbors.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 July 2014
By Barry R. Parks - Published on
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A good refrence on indian weapons, well done with good information and pictures
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dont waste your money 17 Aug 2008
By K. Farook Ahmed - Published on
Without elaborating too much I would like to say dont waste your money. There is nothing in this book apart from scetchs and rubbish.

No photos apart from the cover. If I had the option I would have returned it without taking the refund.

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