“The history of the sword,” the author writes in his
introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the
sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage.
In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the
word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades
from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in
times of peace.
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