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Distributed for Royal Armouries

Leather in Warfare

Attack, Defence and the Unexpected

Published from a conference organised by the Archaeological Leather Group and the Royal Armouries, this publication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the varied use of leather and skin products in warfare. Contributors cover issues as diverse as Romano-Egyptian ceremonial clothing, Roman campaign tents, the equipment of the medieval swordsman and Japanese Samurai, Mamluk lamellar armour and European plate armour, the buff coat of the English Civil War and the fish skin helmet of the Pacific Island warrior.

228 pages | 110 color plates, 40 halftones | 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 | © 2018

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