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J Horn





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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Looking for Petersen Sword typology translation         Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I had tried the search function but to no avail. Im looking for anyone who has access to a copy of the Petersen sword typology which has been translated.

Im working on my dissertation focusing on the distribution and typology of Viking swords in Britain and Iceland and this work is pretty useful. I have access to the original but unfortunately do not have the time to learn Norwegian. Obviously full reference and credit will be given where it is due.

Many thanks for any help you can give to a scholar and enthusiast!

John Horn


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You may have seen this already, but there is a partial translation available here:

http://www.vikingsword.com/petersen/ptsn066c.html

Edit: Oops. If you scroll to the bottom of this link it will bring you to the table of contents.


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Hadrian Coffin
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is a nearly complete translation in PDF form somewhere on the net, unfortunately I do not have the URL on hand. Have you tried the Search function? I believe it was brought up at some other point. My only other idea would be for you to find a Norwegian student and ask him or her to help you... Perhaps even a Norwegian professor... I am sure someone at your university is well versed in Norwegian, and may be willing to help you. Best of luck on your dissertation, do you plan on publishing it when complete?
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Keith L. Rogers




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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for Petersen Sword typology translation         Reply with quote

J Horn wrote:
Im looking for anyone who has access to a copy of the Petersen sword typology which has been translated. <cut>
... I have access to the original but unfortunately do not have the time to learn German.


Errr, I presume you're referring to De Norske Vikingesverd by Jan Petersen? It's in Norwegian, not German...
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Geibig is the german one...
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try http://www.vikingsword.com/petersen/index.html
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J Horn





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PostPosted: Wed 21 Apr, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just wondering if anyone has access to or has previously read this: (tried the search function to no avail)

JAKOBSSON, Mikael: “Krigarideologi och vikingatida svärdstypologi.” Stockholms
Studies in Archaeology 11, 1992.

From what I can gather he Jakobsson has classified viking age swords in relation to Petersens typology based on 6 design principles related to the shape and form of hilts.

Trying to find this work is a bugger and without going to London to look through the libraries there was wondering if anyone has access to this work. There is an summary in English.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Apr, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What exactly is it that you are looking for in Pettersen? the geographical distribution of the different types? He has a section on that...
"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
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J Horn





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PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am aware of that.

In order to have a good understanding of the history of typology of the Viking Age im looking for Jakobson's work. Just thought any guys who would be interested in Petersen's work might know of Jakobson too.
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