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by Ian Peirce,Ewart Oakeshott

  • ISBN: 1843830892
  • Category: History
  • Author: Ian Peirce,Ewart Oakeshott
  • Subcategory: Military
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Boydell Press (October 16, 2014)
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • FB2 size: 1400 kb
  • EPUB size: 1345 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Introduction by Ewart Oakeshott .

Introduction by Ewart Oakeshott. Paperback 9781843830894. Given the mission of seeking out the best representative examples of the broad diversity of sword types surviving from this time, Ian Peirce, lecturer and museum consultant, travelled to museums of northern Europe and, from the hundreds of swords he handled, selected some sixty examples. His books include Records of the Medieval Sword, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry and European Weapons and Armour.

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IAN PEIRCE, engineer, armourer and weaponsmith, staged major exhibitions of armour and weapons in England .

IAN PEIRCE, engineer, armourer and weaponsmith, staged major exhibitions of armour and weapons in England, France and Ireland, and wrote and lectured extensively on arms and armour, on the Norman Conquest and on the Vikings. EWART OAKESHOTT was a world-renowned expert in sword studies, and the deviser of a comprehensive typology of medieval swords which has been instrumental in the development of sword scholarship.

Ian Peirce (author), Ewart Oakeshott (author)

Ian Peirce (author), Ewart Oakeshott (author). Where possible, full-length photographs are included, in addition to illustrations of detail; an illustrated overview of blade types and construction, pattern-welding, inscription and handle forms and their classification prefaces the catalogue of examples which is the principal part of this work.

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Peirce, Ian (2002) Swords of the Viking Ag. Oakeshott, Ewart (1960) The Archaeology of Weapons.

Peirce, Ian (2002) Swords of the Viking Age. The Boydell Press. This article is primarily based on the work of: Peirce, Ian (2002) Swords of the Viking Age. A large number of swords from the Viking Age have been found including at least 2,500 swords just from Norway :. 68. Viking Age swords vary from the plain to the most lusciously ornate. Swords are influenced from a number of countries, including Norway, Germany, Denmark, France and England.

Ewart Oakeshott (25 May 1916 – 30 September 2002) was a British illustrator, collector, and amateur historian who wrote prodigiously on medieval arms and armour. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Founder Member of the Arms and Armour Society, and the Founder of the Oakeshott Institute. He created a classification system of the medieval sword, the Oakeshott typology, a systematic organization of medieval weaponry.

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This new work fills a gap in the literature in English on the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking age, between the mid eighth and the mid eleventh centuries. Ewart Oakeshott outlines the significance and diversity of these ancient heirlooms; co-author Ian Peirce, who handled hundreds of swords in his research for this book in museums across northern Europe, selects and describes sixty of the finest representative weapons. Where possible, full-length photographs are included, in addition to illustrations of detail; an illustrated overview of blade types and construction, pattern-welding, inscription and handle forms and their classification prefaces the catalogue of examples which is the principal part of this work. IAN PEIRCE was a lecturer and museum consultant specialising in early swords; EWART OAKESHOTT was renowned for his pioneer studies on a wide range of medieval swords.
Reviews about Swords of the Viking Age (7):
Asyasya
This is a well done book. Nice easy reading reference style format. And for those guys like me the large print makes it nice and easy to read. Take note you publishers out there who like to safe money and fit all the text possible on each page in microscopic print.
Cerar
The go book about Viking age pattern welded swords
Freaky Hook
For a collector of medieval swords it is indispensable. It shows and discusses dozens of Viking swords including approximate time first used, finding places and classifications.
Yojin
It's an excellent book
Fordg
Excellent reference!
Daigrel
This book is an absolute must have for anyone interested in Viking swords and sword collecting.
black coffe
I was referred to this book by a bladesmith with many years under his belt at crafting viking age swords, and I have to say, this book has been extremely helpful for an upstart like myself.
This is an excellent reference book and a bargain compared with the much more expensive hard cover books.I'll recommend it to everyone interested in Vikings.

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