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A sweeping history of weapons their origins and impact on warfare and society from prehistory to the present including The Halberd br br In the th century Swiss confederates relied on lightweight breastplates halberd lances and a democratic style of phalanx warfare that succeeded by agility and speed but ultimately failed against powerful cannons and firearms br br The First Hand Cannon br br In the th century in France and the Low Countries arms makers first shrunk down cannons by using bronze allowing for new mobility Hand cannons were transported on two wheeled horsedrawn carriages and could be positioned and fired within minutes No fortified city in Europe was immune to the threat br br The WheeL Lock Pistol br br In one of the serendipitous technological borrowings that helped the West dominate in gun development arms and clock makers in Germany in the th century developed a new firing mechanism using a serrated wheel to strike iron pyrite When the fuse was eliminated guns could suddenly be carried shot and reloaded by fast moving cavalry br br The Pariskanone br br First fired by Germany in March this cannon shelled Paris from a distance of miles firing shot as high as miles in the air Although it killed fewer than citizens the Pariskanone prefigured the constant terror of intercontinental ballistic missiles Soul of the Sword: An Illustrated History of Weaponry and Warfare from Prehistory to the Present books by Robert L. O'Connell, John Batchelor