A STUDY OF THE EASTERN SWORD

RIVKIN (K.) & B.ISAAC

M019

£90.00

360pp., 4to, handsomely illustrated with colour photographs throughout. 2017. Attempts for the first time to consider the evolution of swords in Asia over the course of the last two millennia as a whole – from Scythians and Sarmatians, to East Asia and Japan, then back to the nomadic routes and the Pontic-Caspian Steppe of Khazars and Cumans, and then towards the whole consequent diversity of forms, employed in Persia, Mamluk Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Caucasus.