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Philip Melhop




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PostPosted: Sat 25 Dec, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Bronze weapons reference material         Reply with quote

Hi Guys
i just obtained a bronze sword from Neil Burridge, a lovely thing it is too. I have now become interested in the subject of Bronze Age weapons but find my references lacking. Can someone suggest couple of good "starters"on the subject?
Thanks
Phil
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sat 25 Dec, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Barry Molloy's "The Cutting Edge" is a good one to start with.
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Jeroen Zuiderwijk
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Dec, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, when it comes to functionality, Barry's work is a great place to start. If you want to look at pretty pictures, books like "Gods and Heroes of the European Bronze Age" are a good place to start. And if you look for just many many pictures/drawings of swords or other weapons, the "Praehistorische bronzefunde" series are a fantastic resource, though they aren't cheap. But if you want a great overview of the Nordic bronze age, I highly recommend "Minnen fran var forntid" by Oscar Montelius.
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Philip Melhop




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PostPosted: Sun 26 Dec, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Off into a whole new world.
Phil
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Sun 26 Dec, 2010 4:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are interested with bronze weapons from the Middle-East the best source is (still) the old work in two volumes by Yigael Yadin: The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands. The problem, it is extremly hard to find and consequently pretty pricy.
Curator of Beit Ussishkin, regional nature & history museum, Upper Galilee.
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Sun 26 Dec, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, and if you haven't been there already, you will probably want to browse around at the Bronze Age Center:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/Bronze_Age_Center/index.php?act=idx

Assuming you apply for membership (and assuming you aren't already a member!), be sure to use one or both real names as a user name (e.g., John Smith, J. Smith, John S., etc.). Lotsa good info there.

Congrats on a lovely sword!

Matthew
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Philip Melhop




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PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Amt wrote:
Oh, and if you haven't been there already, you will probably want to browse around at the Bronze Age Center:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/Bronze_Age_Center/index.php?act=idx

Assuming you apply for membership (and assuming you aren't already a member!), be sure to use one or both real names as a user name (e.g., John Smith, J. Smith, John S., etc.). Lotsa good info there.

Congrats on a lovely sword!

Matthew

Hi Matthew
for some reason I hadn't thought of that solution( need a D'oh here)Thanks for the prompt.
Phil
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