Sunday, 6 December 2009

European Weapons and Warfare by Eduard Wagner




Thanks to a reader in Toronto I have some scans to show the delightful artwork from this vintage book that makes up a unique introduction to the period. I really like the style of artwork - really sells the visual style of the era. Obviously my eyes are tinted with the rosey glow of nostalgia but as someone who doesn't like a lot of reading in a book (I used to be a proof reader) this is right up my street.


5 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

I bought the book many ,many moons ago and I have never regreted buying it. It is simply inspirational...
Alan

Here and now said...

More scans from this book here ->
http://picasaweb.google.pl/muzeaXVII/ArsBellaGrendi#

Raia said...

Hi, Wagner has another book for first half of 15th century in Czech kingdom (Husites).
Here you can see all pictures from this book http://www.kazi.webz.cz/wagner/

So you can imagine, what you can find in TYW Wagner...

ravachol said...

So sad that the 17thcentury book is the one out of print ... more scans would be great !!

For the XV century great one , it is still aviable for affordable prices as it was reprinted by dover publications ( www.doverpublication.com )

ravachol said...

having a quick browse for more parts finaly came out with a resume of the various chapters :
Table :

(in french )
Introduction – Table des illustrations – préface – Les caractéristiques de l’armée – La cavalerie – L’infanterie – Le combat rapproché – L’artillerie – Le train – Les places fortes – Les fortifications de campagne – Traversées des cours d’eau – Le matériel – le ravitaillement et la cuisine – Bibliographie