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Armes traditionnelles d’Afrique (dagues, poignards, glaives, épées, tranchets et couperets)

Approche régionale et classification technique, morphologique et esthétique

Tristan Arbousse Bastide


The author presents here a survey of over 500 examples, in 6 categories, of African traditional weapons including knives, daggers, long and short, swords, lances and throwing weapons. The items, from various contexts and regions, have full commentaries and are carefully drawn, including sheaths and scabbards where applicable. Examples from most of the leading collections are featured. Each chapter ends with a detailed typological and comparative analysis, and catalogue by weapon category.