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Roman imperial armour : the production of early imperial military armour

Author: David Sim; Jaime Kaminski
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, Conn. : David Brown Book Co., ©2012.
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The Roman Empire depended on the power of its armies to defend and extend the imperial borders, enabling it to dominate much of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Success was, in large  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sim, David, 1947-
Roman imperial armour.
Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, Conn. : David Brown Book Co., ©2012
(DLC) 2011044519
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Sim; Jaime Kaminski
ISBN: 9781842177044 1842177044
OCLC Number: 847620428
Description: 1 online resource (x, 180 pages, [8] pages of color plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The evidence --
Introduction --
Written and visual sources --
Metallographic and surface examination --
Experimental archaeology --
Conclusions --
Iron production --
Introduction --
Sources of iron in the Roman Empire --
Moving the ore --
Charcoal production --
Ore preparation --
Bloomery iron production --
Bloomsmithing (pimary smithing) --
Clean iron --
Conclusions --
Blacksmithing techniques and production methods --
Introduction --
Blacksmithing --
Welding --
Heat treatment --
Advantages of hot and cold working --
Work hardening --
Forming sheet metal hemispheres --
Producing holes in sheet metal --
Materials testing in antiquity --
Recycling metal --
Manufacture --
Economics --
Conclusions --
The production of sheet metal --
Methods of sheet iron production --
Conclusions --
Contents --
Iron and steel --
Introduction --
Methods of making steel --
Hardening and tempering --
Conclusions --
Surface treatment of roman armour --
Introduction --
Rust prevention --
The surface appearance of roman armour --
Polishing --
Coatings --
A comparison of different surface treatments --
Preventing rusting during storage --
Conclusions --
Helmets (galea or cassis) --
Introduction --
Parts of the helmet --
Methods of manufacture --
Conclusions --
Scale armour (lorica squamata) --
Body armour --
Lorica squamata --
Typology of lorica squamata --
The nature of scale armour --
Field repairs --
Case study: the Carlisle shoulder piece --
Metallography --
Wire to join scales --
Replication of scale armour --
The future of scale armour --
Conclusions --
Ring mail (lorica hamata) --
Introduction --
Wire production --
Wire drawing --
Type of metals used for wire --
Experimental method for producing a draw plate --
Wire drawing --
Ring types --
Non-ferrous rings --
Riveted rings --
Conclusions --
Contents --
Segmented body armour (lorica segmentata) --
Introduction --
Conclusions --
Leg and arm armour --
Arm armour --
Greaves (ocrea) --
Method of manufacture --
Conclusion --
The shield and boss (umbo) --
Introduction --
Shield edging (guttering) --
The construction typology of shield bosses --
Double-skinned ferrous shield bosses --
Laminated shield bosses (welded) --
Other materials --
Conclusions --
Conclusions --
Appendix 1: The survival of ancient machines --
Appendix 2: One-sided carburization --
Glossary --
Latin terms.
Responsibility: D. Sim and J. Kaminski.

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