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

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Author / Creator:Williams, Alan (Alan R.)
Imprint:Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (300 p.).
Series:History of warfare
History of warfare.
Subject:TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
Swords -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Metallurgy -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Format: E-Resource Book
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ISBN:9789004229334 (electronic book)
9789004229334 (electronic bk.)
9004229337 (electronic bk.)
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Williams, Alan Sword and the Crucible : A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords up to the 16th Century Leiden : BRILL, c2012 9789004227835
Standard no.:10.1163/9789004229334