Our next book in the Book of the Month Club will be The Sword: Form and Thought, edited by Lisa Deutscher, Mirjam Kaiser and Sixt Wetzler.
The sword is the most iconic of all weapons. Throughout history, it has connected various, sometimes conflicting, dimensions of human culture: physical combat and representation of political power, definition of gender roles and refinement of body techniques, evolution of craftsmanship and mythological symbolism. This book contains 17 essays that examine these topics.
You can learn more about this book from Boydell & Brewer.
It is available for our readers based in the United States and Canada who sign up to our Patreon page at the $35 (US) level before the end of January. When you sign up through our Patreon page, your payment gets deducted at the beginning of each month. Then we will send your shipping information to the publisher who will send you the book.