• History

Viking Clothing

Author: Thor Ewing
Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
ISBN: 9780752435879
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 7493
Describing the different garments worn by women and men, this book looks at the aspects of cloth production - raw materials, production tools and techniques for woven and non-woven textiles, decorative textiles and embroidery. It also shows how much can be reconstructed from the discoveries of archaeological excavation.

    • Design

Medieval Garments Reconstructed

Norse Clothing Patterns
Author: Lilli Fransen,Anna Nørgaard,Else Østergård
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
ISBN: 9788779342989
Category: Design
Page: 143
View: 6091
Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical guide to making your own Norse Medieval garment!

    • Crafts & Hobbies

A Blacksmithing Primer

A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing
Author: Randy McDaniel
Publisher: Dragonfly Enterprises
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 174
View: 6209
Details forging techniques from the start to finish, beginning with the building of your own forge to making tools and elaborate door knockers.

    • Architecture

Norton Priory

Monastery to Museum : Excavations 1970-87
Author: Fraser Brown,Christine Howard-Davis
Publisher: Oxford Archaeological Unit
ISBN: 9780904220520
Category: Architecture
Page: 474
View: 7057
The Priory of St Mary was moved from Runcorn to Norton in 1134 by William fitz William, third baron of Halton. Despite a major fire in 1236, Norton grew in size and stature to become an abbey in 1391, and its abbot was a senior and much respected member of the Augustinian Order. The abbey met its end in April 1536 under Henry VIII's dissolution of religious houses, and in 1545 the site was sold to the Brooke family, who adapted parts of the abbot's quarters, kitchens and west range to provide a comfortable family home. In the mid-eighteenth century, much of the house was demolished to make way for a fashionable classically inspired mansion, which was occupied until 1921 and finally demolished in 1928. In 1966, the site was presented to Runcorn Development Corporation by Sir Richard Brooke. Ground-breaking excavations began in 1970, running until 1987, and exposing much of the site for investigation. The principal excavator, J Patrick Greene, published an excellent synthesis of the site in 1989, but the full stratigraphy and finds from the project remained unpublished. This book, funded by English Heritage, and supported by the Norton Priory Museum Trust, seeks to redress this, with a full account of the results of the excavations. Its production by Oxford Archaeology North drew together a team of specialists from a wide range of disciplines.

    • Design

Dress Accessories, C.1150-c.1450

Author: Geoff Egan,Frances Pritchard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781843833512
Category: Design
Page: 410
View: 7120

    • History

Viking Worlds

Things, Spaces and Movement
Author: Marianne Hem Eriksen,Unn Pedersen,Bernt Rundberget,Irmelin Axelsen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782977279
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 7933
Fourteen papers explore a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking diaspora. Contributions employ both traditional inter- or multi-disciplinarian perspectives such as using historical sources, Icelandic sagas and Eddic poetry and also specialised methodologies and/or empirical studies, place-name research, the history of religion and technological advancements, such as isotope analysis. Together these generate new insights into the technology, social organisation and mentality of the worlds of the Vikings. Geographically, contributions range from Iceland through Scandinavia to the Continent. Scandinavian, British and Continental Viking scholars come together to challenge established truths, present new definitions and discuss old themes from new angles. Topics discussed include personal and communal identity; gender relations between people, artefacts, and places/spaces; rules and regulations within different social arenas; processes of production, trade and exchange, and transmission of knowledge within both past Viking-age societies and present-day research. Displaying thematic breadth as well as geographic and academic diversity, the articles may foreshadow up-and-coming themes for Viking Age research. Rooted in different traditions, using diverse methods and exploring eclectic material _ Viking Worlds will provide the reader with a sense of current and forthcoming issues, debates and topics in Viking studies, and give insight into a new generation of ideas and approaches which will mark the years to come.

    • Woodwork

The history of woodworking tools

Author: William Louis Goodman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Woodwork
Page: 208
View: 5127

    • Religion

The Austin Friars, Leicester

Author: Jean E. Mellor,T. Pearce
Publisher: Humanities Pr
Category: Religion
Page: 175
View: 8483

    • History

Knives and Scabbards

Author: Jane Cowgill,N. Griffiths,Margrethe de Neergaard
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833536
Category: History
Page: 169
View: 879
Catalogue of knives and scabbards found in London excavations, with discussion of date, technology, decoration and function.

    • History

Wood Use in Medieval Novgorod

Author: Mark Brisbane,Jon G. Hather
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Category: History
Page: 470
View: 5993
Covering a period spanning the 10th to 15th centuries, the papers in this volume examine various aspects of the use of wood in medieval Novgorod, including construction, industry, transport, domestic use, accountancy and commerce, and in ritual and embellishment.

    • History

De Re Metallica

The Uses of Metal in the Middle Ages
Author: Robert Bork,Scott Montogmery,Carol Neuman De Vegvar,Ellen Shortell,Steven A Walton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351946153
Category: History
Page: 442
View: 1506
De Re Metallica brings together a wide variety of perspectives on metal use in the Middle Ages, a topic that has received less systematic scholarly attention than it deserves, given its central importance for medieval culture. Because of its strength, beauty, and prestige, metal figured prominently in many medieval contexts, from the military and utilitarian to the architectural and liturgical. Metal was a crucial ingredient in weapons and waterpipes, rose windows and reliquaries, coinage and jewelry. The 23 essays presented here, from an international team of scholars, explore the production and use of such objects, from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, and from the British Isles, Iceland, and Scandinavia, to France, Germany, Spain and Italy. This thematic, chronological, and geographical scope will make this volume into a valuable resource for historians of art, technology, and culture.

    • History

Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age

The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse
Author: Judith Jesch
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851158266
Category: History
Page: 330
View: 7175
A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.

    • History

Viking Rus

Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe
Author: Wladyslaw Duczko
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004138749
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 5175
This book offers a detailed survey of the history and culture of Scandinavians, known as Rus, living during the Viking Age in the Eastern Europe where they created not only a principality of Kiev but also several large proto-town centres and numerous rural settlements.

    • Social Science

Texts and Contexts of the Oldest Runic Inscriptions

Author: Tineke Looijenga
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004123960
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
View: 2580
This source publication of all older runic inscriptions provides fascinating information about the origin and development of runic writing, together with the archaeological and historical contexts of the objects. Moreover elaborate readings and interpretations are given of the runic texts.

    • History

The Viking-age Rune-stones

Custom and Commemoration in Early Medieval Scandinavia
Author: Birgit Sawyer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0198206437
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 2348
There are over 3000 runic inscriptions on stone made in Scandinavia in the late Viking Age. This book is the first attempt by a historian to study the material as a whole. The analysis reveals significant regional variations that reflect different stages in the process of conversion, and the growth of royal power. Many monuments were declarations of faith or manifestations of status; but virtually all reflect inheritance claims, and cast unexpected light on the prehistory of the inheritance customs found in later Scandinavian law codes. The results of this analysis make a significant contribution to understanding developments in other parts of the Germanic world, as well as Scandinavia. The inclusion of a digest of the data-base on which this book is based will facilitate further study of this rich vein of evidence.