Description : The story of armor technology--including the rise and fall of the main battle tank--the ideas behind it, and its utilization in combination with other forces to form an extraordinarily rich variety of units and formations.
Description : In association with Allentown Art Museum During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. Strangely enough, this was also the period that witnessed unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor. Armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes. It was even adopted into everyday life and dress, and became prominently and frequently displayed in works of art. Knights in Shining Armor, is a scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated exploration of multiple roles of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. Arms and armor are examined as technological achievements, symbols of fascination and nostalgia for the chivalric ideals of the bygone medieval era, as a means of understanding changes in moral and ethical views of human combat, and as an important source for gauging concepts of gender and class at the time. Principal author, Ida Sinkevi'c , looks at armor as an icon of popular culture, the image-maker that defines the identity of both an individual and a group, and explores social and historical reasons for its fame. Contributory essays by Jeffrey L. Forgeng and Cristina Bauer, James Clifton, and Noelle Ocon reveal fascinating information about the reality and fantasy in representation of arms, the intimate relationship between armor and printmaking, and the impact of scientific analysis on the attribution of the works of art that represent armor. Lavishly illustrated with over one hundred photographs, the book displays major works of many famous artists, such as Rubens, Durer, and Tintoretto, as well as exquisite examples of visually stunning and masterfully crafted suits of armor, helmets, shields, and edged weapons, such as swords and rapiers. A sumptuous and innovative exploration of the arms and armor of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Knights in Shining Armor: Myth and Reality, 1450-1650 is published to coincide with the landmark exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum curated by Ida Sinkevi'c. Principal author and editor Ida Sinkevi'c is Associate Professor of Art at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. She acquired her M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University and M.A. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She is the author of a number of articles and the book on the twelfth-century Byzantine monument, The Church of St. Panteleimon, Nerezi: Architecture, Programme, Patronage. Ida Sinkevic lectures both in the U.S. and abroad, including France, England, Russia, and Macedonia. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, including several A.G. Mellon Fellowships. Her current scholarly work explores medieval art and architecture in Mediterranean countries and the residual medieval culture during the Renaissance and beyond.
Description : This volume provides a one-stop resource, compiling current research on ceramic armor and addressing the challenges facing armor manufacturers. It is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society s 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 27-February 1, 2008. Topics include novel materials concepts for both vehicle and body armors, transparent ceramics for impact resistance, and more. This is a valuable, up-to-date resource for researchers in industry, government, or academia who are working with ceramic armor.
Description : New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century! Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears. It is Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck…and according to his tombstone he died in 1564. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: a man who does not seek to change her, who finds her perfect, fascinating, just as she is. What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that tie them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them. Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, A Knight in Shining Armor is “a glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls. It is the epitome of every woman’s fantasy” (Chicago Daily Herald).
Description : This book traces the lineage & honors of the currently active 55 Army National Guard Armor & Cavalry regiments. The lineage of a unit is its military history. It includes the organization of a unit, its entry into Federal service, & any reorganizations, redesignations or conversions the unit may have undergone. The honors of a unit consist of wartime campaigns & unit decoration streamers. Lineages for National Guard units are published at the regimental level as are the lineage & honors of the regiments included in this book. If a regiment is authorized a distinctive unit insignia it is shown to the left of its regimental designation.
Description : Kingdom Armor takes us back to the beginning and reminds us that God created us in His own image. The first attack against mankind was on identity. Since then the battle still wages on leaving people with some form of an identity crisis. As a community of believers, the answer as to "who we are" should be clear but in many instances is not. Kingdom Armor turns the mirror toward our souls to explore God's original design, plan, purpose and function for our lives. It unpacks what it really means to be made in the image and likeness of God. It helps us to rediscover our God-given identity, redefine our God-given purpose, and refocus on our God-given function. It helps us to understand and embrace our Divine Identity which God originally intended. Rabbi Yisrael shares a powerful testimony about his own identity struggle. This testimony lays a foundation that God is more than able to release anyone from the spiritual bondage of false identity. Sharing new and profound insights about the identity of Adam and Eve, this book will connect the Lord's armor and kingdom identity to a pure language of being born again. Readers will walk away knowing who they are and why things in this world need no longer define them. Rabbi Yisrael Ben Avraham is the founder of HaMishkan located in Austin, Texas and Jerusalem Israel. Passionate about his Jewish heritage he seeks to restore believers to their Hebraic roots. He believes study is the highest form of worship and teaches others how to live as a dwelling place of the Lord. Gifted as a strong apostolic teacher he oversees ministries in India, Africa and British Columbia while speaking extensively worldwide. He resides in the US and Israel with his wife Sarah and their son.
Description : Friendship is one of the most valuable assets you could have in life. The trust, loyalty, commitment and honesty are only a few of the benefits one can partake of when entering a covenant friendship. It’s a place where you can share your heart without reservations, because you know, if there is anyone you can abandon your fears to and be vulnerable around is a friend. Jesus in John 15:15 draws reference to the promotion of a servant, not to a higher level or position of service, but to one of the most honored positions a servant could be promoted to by his master, a place of friendship. In Armor Bearing “An invitation to Intimacy” Minister Johnson highlights how important it is for an armor bearer to have a good understanding of intimacy in relation to the service rendered to a leader. He examines the character and motivation of the armor bearer by asking the question “what is it that qualifies you to armor bear? The answer may surprise you. In this book you will discover such thing as: • God always want to give us a sneak preview of where we are going. • How easy it is for armor bearers to walk in idolatry. • Who is the last line of defense for your leader? • The grace to partake of an anointing without walking the experience.