Technology of Sword Blades from the La Tene Period to the Early Modern Age: The case of what is now Poland

Technology of Sword Blades from the La Tene Period to the Early Modern Age: The case of what is now Poland

by Grzegorz A>>abinski

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Overview

This book assesses the results of recent metallographic examination of 45 sword blades (mid-2nd century BC to early-16th century) from the territory of what is now Poland. Pre-Roman blades were usually made from one piece of metal of varying quality (better quality items were perhaps imported). Most high quality and complex technology Roman blades were in all probability of Roman provenance, while some low quality one-piece examples may have been made locally. The Migration Period and Early Middle Ages witnessed the greatest diversification of technological solutions. However it is much more difficult to define the provenance of blades based on their technology in these periods. The range of technologies in use strongly decreased in the High and Late Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784910280
Publisher: Brown, David Book Company
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Distribution and Typochronology of Finds: Geography of Finds

Typochronology of Finds

The Pre-Roman Period

The Roman Period and the Early Migration Period

The Migration Period and the Early Medieval Period

Blades of Type X (E. Oakeshott) and its variants

Type X, A, 1 (E. Oakeshott)

Type X/Xa, A/B, 3 (E. Oakeshott)

Type X/XII, B, 1/1a (E. Oakeshott)

Type XI, A, 1 (E. Oakeshott)

The High Medieval Period and the Late Medieval Period

Type XIIa, I, 2 (E. Oakeshott)

Blade Type XIIIa (E. Oakeshott)

Type XIIIa, J, 1/2 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XIIIa, I, 5 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XIIIa/XVIa, H/H1/I, 1/7 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XIIIa, Z2b, 5 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XIIa/XVIa, I/J (E. Oakeshott)

Type XVIa, G/G3, 5 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XVIa, H/H1, 1/2 (E. Oakeshott)

Type XVIa, I/I1, 1/1b (E. Oakeshott)

Type XVIa, T3, 9 (variant)

Blade Type XVII (E. Oakeshott)

Type XVII, G/H/H1, 1/2/7

Type XVII, T4/T5, 2/7

Type XIX (variant), T6, 6 (variant) (E. Oakeshott)

Type XX (variant), T, 1a. Stamps, Marks and Inscriptions on the Examined Swords: The Early Medieval Period

The High Medieval Period and the Late Medieval Period

Marks on blades. Technological Examinations

Methods of obtaining iron and steel in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Typochronology of sword blade construction

Methods of research

Classification of sword blade construction types

The Pre-Roman Period

The Roman Period and the Early Migration Period

The Migration Period and the Early Medieval Period

The High Medieval and Late Medieval Periods

Sax blades

Technology and provenance of sword blades

Technology and blade types

Technology of sword blades from the Pre-Roman Period to the Early Modern Age. Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Research. Appendix. Bibliography.

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