Swords of the Viking Age

Swords of the Viking Age

Description

This beautifully illustrated 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Ian Peirce, Ewart Oakeshott
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
216 x 279 x 17.78mm | 793.79g
Publication date
12 Oct 2017
Publisher
Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Imprint
The Boydell Press
Publication City/Country
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
121 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Illustrations, color; 136 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1843830892
ISBN13
9781843830894
Bestsellers rank
228,359