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The sword and the crucible : a history of the metallurgy of European swords up to the 16th century

Author: Alan Williams
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Series: History of warfare.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sword was the most important of weapons, but relatively little has been written about its metallurgy. The results of the microscopic examination of over a hundred swords are used to tell the story of the making of swords from the first examples through the Middle Ages to the 16th century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Alan.
Sword and the Crucible : A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords up to the 16th Century.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Williams
ISBN: 9789004229334 9004229337 9004227830 9789004227835 9781280496325 1280496320
OCLC Number: 794328540
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: Preface; PART ONE; THE FIRST METALS; Chapter one; The Extraction of the First Metals; Chapter two; The Smelting of Iron and the Production of Steel; Chapter three; Different Ways of Making Steel--Eastern and Western Steelmaking; PART two; THE FIRST EUROPEAN SWORDS; Chapter four; Celtic and Roman Swords; Chapter FIVE; Pattern-Welding; PART three; THE "DARK" AGES IN EUROPE; Chapter six; The Revival of Science in Europe; Chapter seven; The Survival of Technology From the Ancient World; Chapter eight; Viking-Age Swords and Their Inscriptions; PART FOUR; STEEL ARMOUR AND SWORDS. Chapter nineThe Invention of the Blast Furnace and Finery; Chapter ten; Bloomery Steel and the Development of All-Steel Swords after 1400; Chapter eleven; The Mass-Production of Steel for Swords and Armour; Chapter twelve; The Decoration of Swords by Etching and Gilding; Chapter thirteen; Medieval European swords after 1000; Further reading; Index.
Series Title: History of warfare.
Responsibility: by Alan Williams.

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