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Arms and the Man by Marie Harrison

Weaponry and military equipment often has a role that extends beyond the merely functional. Through a juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s representation of Sir John Falstaff, with an early seventeenth-century rapier, this article explores how weaponry is used not only to communicate a potential threat, but may also indicate the status and even the philosophical and cultural positions of the bearers.

Date created: 
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Arms and the Man by Marie Harrison, All rights reserved.