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Mark T




PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Matthia's Goll's PhD - amazing plate armour info and images!         Reply with quote

Thanks to a tip-off by Jeffrey Hildebrandt here of a post by Tom B over at The Armour Archive (http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewto...p;t=174159), here's Mattias Goll's PhD thesis:

- Iron Documents. Interdisciplinary studies on the technology of late medieval european plate armour production between 1350 and 1500: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/17203/

The file is 3GB ... more than 5000 PDFs, and tens of thousands of photos.

Tom has done an amazing job also extracting the photos into 10 photo albums, if you just want to browse:

Tom B. wrote:
All of the photos are uploaded into 10 albums

Goll's Thesis Photos Part 1
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 2
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 3
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 4
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 5
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 6
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 7
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 8
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 9
Goll's Thesis Photos Part 10
Goll's Thesis Illustrations


Thanks to Matthias for making this available ... and Tom for bringing it to our attention, as well as making the images more accessible!

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sooooo....He got his PhD, right? This is a breathtaking collection of resource material and and incredible amount of work! Fantastic! Thanks for posting this!
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Tim,

Yes, I believe he got his PhD ... and well-deserved. This is a huge amount of work, and a real game-changer for researchers, armourers, historians, etc ... we'll be using this resource, and referring to it, for decades, I imagine!

For those who want to download the file, there's some discussion of the technical aspects of this over on The Armour Archive thread, in case you want to check there first ... would be great to keep this thread 'clean' for just discussions of the resource itself, and the armour contained within ... although that's more likely to spawn dozens of separate threads!

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe this was already posted here, but I might be mistaken and saw it somewhere else. At any rate I downloaded this a while ago, and I remember thinking "Why is his thesis 3 gigabytes?!"

Truly a remarkable work. I assume he'll be Dr. Goll from now on!
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tom also uploaded these to a Pinterest album if people find that more convenient:

http://www.pinterest.com/tbiliter/photos-from...hd-thesis/

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Dec, 2014 3:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OMG.

Wonderful! Many thanks all and to mathias, well done amazing work. Only down side to the pinterest thing is there is going to be a heck of a lot of 'where is this' questions flying about and I still can't find a pic of a particulalr flemish mannifer I need making!

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jan, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just a quick new-year bump for anyone who might have missed this over the holiday break ... this really is an amazing resource!
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jan, 2015 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for bumping, I missed this one!

Absolutely amazing. No words.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An incredible resource! Thanks for the link!
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello, the links are unfortunately a dead end.
Does anyone know of a location to consult the data?
Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The link here still works

http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/17203/

Click on "Download (3 GB)"

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 1:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Has his PhD been published as a book?
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know if his PHD has been published. He has a book Mit Eiserner Faust. Der Freiburger "With Iron Fist" It is specifically about gauntlets, lots of good colour photo's and details. Would be good for armourers and historians. Its in German and I haven't yet bothered with a serious attempt at translation.

I got my copy from bookdepository.com in the UK.
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
Has his PhD been published as a book?

I have not heard of one and I would not expect it. While it is common in Germany and Austria to publish your Doktorarbeit, his thesis is so integrated with the linked images (and they would be too expensive to print) that a good ebook would make a bad print book. Also, publishers often get worried if the original thesis is available online, and I think that Goll wanted his work to be available to armourers and armour fans and not just academics.

I had not heard of Mit eiserner Faust. Der Freiburger - Faltenbündelhandschuh, it would probably be worth checking journals like Arms & Armour, Waffen- und Kostümkunde, and Acta Periodica Duellatorum for his name every few years.
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