Medieval Warfare Special: The Rise of the Gun

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Medieval Warfare Special 2019: The Rise of the Gun

Edited by: Peter Konieczy
Softcover book, 21 x 29.7 cm
84 pages, full-colour photographs and artwork throughout
ISBN: 978-94-90258-20-7
Language: English

The 2019 special issue of Medieval Warfare tracks the worldwide rise of the gun from its origins till the late 16th century, and the changes it wrought on warfare.
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  • Peter Konieczny, 'Guns and gunpowder in the Middle Ages - It was once a "child's toy"'.
  • Tonio Andrade, 'The invention of firearms in China - The origins of the gunpowder age'.
  • Kay Smith, 'Trying to understand 500-year-old weapons - The development of guns and gunpowder in medieval Europe'.
  • Kelly DeVries, 'The good, the bad, and the intoxicated - Guns in battle'.
  • Dan Spencer, 'Lancastrians, Yorkists, Tudors, and artillery - Gunpowder weapons in the Wars of the Roses'.
  • Fabrizio Ansani, 'Deadly Renaissance sculptures - The art of gunmaking'.
  • Clifford Rogers, 'The evolution of cannon design - Bigger, stronger, faster'.
  • Ruth Brown, 'Another way to look for gunpowder weapons - Cannons in stone'.
  • Steve A. Walton, 'Defending against gunpowder artillery - Castles confronting cannons'.
  • Stephen Turnbull, 'Guns and gunpowder weapons in Japan - The Battle of Nagashino'.
  • Peter Konieczny, 'How guns changed the world - A military revolution'.

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