Swords of the viking age, Peirce, Ian Oakeshott, Ewart
Автор: Williams Gareth Название: Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior ISBN: 1472818326 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472818324 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1465 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan's most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare.
Описание: A comprehensive guide to the appreciation and appraisal of Japanese swords, complete with historical background, terms and the workmanship of the foremost schools and smiths.
Автор: Angelo Forte Название: Viking Empires ISBN: 0521829925 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521829922 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3746 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Viking Empires is a definitive new history of five hundred years of Viking civilisation and the first study of the global implications of the expansion, integration, and reorientation of the Viking World. Offering an assessment of Scandinavian society before the 790s, the book traces the political, military, cultural and religious history of the Viking Age from Iceland to the Baltic States. The authors show that it is not possible to understand the history of the Norman Conquest, the successes of David I of Scotland or the relationship between the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy without considering the impact of the history of Scandinavia. The book concludes with a new account of the end of the Viking era, arguing that there was no sudden decline but the gradual absorption of the Scandinavian kingdoms into the project of the crusades and a refocusing of imperial ambitions on the Baltic and Eastern Europe.
Автор: Durham, Keith Название: Viking Longship ISBN: 1841763497 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841763491 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1126 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Charts the development of the Viking longship, tracing its evolution from the one-man canoe of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through the "clinker" or wood-built ships of 200BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD.
Автор: Roach Colin M., Kazunori Abe Название: Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation ISBN: 4805310359 ISBN-13(EAN): 9784805310359 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3823 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Japanese sword is much more than just a weaponuit is a social and religious icon. Traditionally worn by the samurai warrior as an instrument of justice and courage, the sword was an embodiment of the soul of the person who wielded it that was at once sacred and symbolic. Swords of Japan is the first book to tell the full story of the Japanese sword's rise to greatness by discussing its long history and development, its spiritual symbolism, the esoteric metallurgical techniques used to make the sword, as well as the difficult training techniques used by skilled swordsmen. Swords of Japan is complemented by stunning high-resolution photos, a foreword by sixth degree Iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino, an afterword by expert sword polisher and oMukansao Abe Kazunori, and a DVD featuring a beautifully filmed documentary and two bonus features.
Описание: Magic, sorcery and witchcraft are among the most common themes of the great medieval Icelandic sagas and poems, the problematic yet vital sources that provide our primary textual evidence for the Viking Age that they claim to describe. Yet despite the consistency of this picture, surprisingly little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this may really have meant to the men and women of the time. This book examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. Combining strong elements of eroticism and aggression, sorcery appears as a fundamental domain of women's power, linking them with the gods, the dead and the future. Their battle spells and combat rituals complement the men's physical acts of fighting, in a supernatural empowerment of the Viking way of life. What emerges is a fundamentally new image of the world in which the Vikings understood themselves to move, in which magic and its implications permeated every aspect of a society permanently geared for war. In this fully-revised and expanded second edition, Neil Price takes us with him on a tour through the sights and sounds of this undiscovered country, meeting its human and otherworldly inhabitants, including the Sami with whom the Norse partly shared this mental landscape. On the way we explore Viking notions of the mind and soul, the fluidity of the boundaries that they drew between humans and animals, and the immense variety of their spiritual beliefs. We find magic in the Vikings' bedrooms and on their battlefields, and we meet the sorcerers themselves through their remarkable burials and the tools of their trade. Combining archaeology, history and literary scholarship with extensive studies of Germanic and circumpolar religion, this multi-award-winning book shows us the Vikings as we have never seen them before.
Автор: Clarkson Tim Название: Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age ISBN: 190656678X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906566784 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1974 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Analyses the political relationships between the Clyde Britons and their Anglo-Saxon neighbours; explains how the kingdom of Strathclyde, or Cumbria, became one of the great powers of the time; describes the origins of the English county of Cumberland and the western section of the English-Scottish border.
Описание: Aims to enable the reader to accurately judge the quality and pedigree of any sword. This book is illustrated with 160 b/w photos and 140 drawings elucidating details from nakago (tang) controlled rusting and inscriptions to the shape, dimensions, style, patina and every other visible element of the blade itself.
Описание: Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title. The warfare of the late Anglo-Saxon period had momentous consequences for the development of the English state following Alfred the Great's reign. This book provides a comprehensive guide, with extracts in translation from the principal sources for our knowledge, accompanied by the most important interpretations by scholars through the ages, and new introductions by the present author. It looks at every aspect of the topic, from land and sea forces to logistics and campaigning, from fortifications and the battlefield to the final peacemaking. In so doing, it highlights the significance of warfare and its organisation for the late Anglo-Saxon state, and the multitude of ways in which it was recorded and remembered. Dr Ryan Lavelle is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Winchester.
Название: Yasukuni Swords ISBN: 4770027540 ISBN-13(EAN): 9784770027542 Издательство: Kodansha Europe Limited Рейтинг: Цена: 3160 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Between 1933 and 1945, 8,100 of these weapons were crafted. They were forged by only a handful of swordsmiths - an all but extinct breed of traditional craftsmen. The time-honoured techniques by which they were forged, as well as the quality of steel used to create them, sets them apart from other swords produced at the time. Today Yasukuni swords are highly valued for their beauty and historical significance. This book not only describes in detail how Yasukuni swords were made, but also gives guidance to help distinguish them from the 90,000 swords that did not follow trational forging practices and were not made of quality steel - swords which all too frequently appear at auctions for inflated prices. Among the 150 stunning photographs contained in this book are those of sword tangs (the part of the blade inside the hilt that carries important identifying information, such as the smith's signature, file markings, distinct shapes, &c).
Автор: Hubbard Ben Название: Samurai: Swords, Shoguns and Seppuku ISBN: 0750955899 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780750955898 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2140 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The true nature of the Japanese samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the West. However, the bushido- virtues of loyalty and honour fell into question as the samurai grew powerful enough to wrest control from the emperor himself.
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