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The Art of Chivalry

European Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art of Chivalry( )
Author: Nickel, Helmut
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $120.00
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In most cultures owning and bearing arms was considered the right and privilege of the free man. Naturally the greatest care and skill had to be given to their technical manufacture because this was literally a matter upon which life and death depended. In addition, beauty of functional form and often precious decoration of weapons combined to make them the jewelry of the free man. Sixteenth-century parade armor was indeed the most extensive--and expensive--body jewelry ever...
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