The suit of armour distinguishes the European Middle Ages a Renaissance. This book tells its story from the 14th to the 17th century, and the making of its steel. The metallurgy of 600 armours has been analysed, and their probable effectiveness in battle assessed.CHAPTER 3.1 The birth of the Knight The backbone of the Roman army had been the legionary (armoured infantryman). Conflicts with Parthia (in which infantry came off worse against mounted archers) caused Rome to pav more attention toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Knight and the Blast Furnace|
|Author||:||Alan R. Williams|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2003-01|