Histories of Arms. From the Bronze Age to the Atomic Era

Beyond the story of the battles and the lives of those who led them, this exhibition invites you to discover a number of particularly significant weapons from the Musée de l'Armée's collections, and to gain a better understanding of them.

Date de l'évenement :

Du mardi 23 juillet 2013 au vendredi 11 octobre 2013

Lieu de l'évenement :

Main Courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides

The aim is not to recount developments in weaponry through the centuries chronologically or exhaustively, but rather to show how a weapon reveals things about the fighters who used it and the society that produced it.

The exhibition is divided into three parts, within which each board forms a self-contained unit: Close up focuses on hand-to-hand combat instruments, from the Bronze Age to the present day, From afar covers long-distance combat and Beyond combat discusses the social and cultural uses of weapons, from the individual soldier to the civilisation-wide scale.

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This exhibition complements the one entitled Histories of Arms. From the Bronze Age to the Atomic Era, Château Royal de Blois, from 6 July to 3 November 2013.

Find out more about the exhibition Histories of Arms. From the Bronze Age to the Atomic Era,  Château Royal de Blois