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The Heritage Of English Knives

Author : David Hayden-Wright
ISBN : 0764326937
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This is the preeminent reference on antique English knives, written by one of Great Britain's most respected 20th century authorities on weaponry. The text contains much previously unknown historical information about cutlers and their art. Chapters and over 300 color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations cover the earliest history of Sheffield, England, a directory of 19th century cutlers' names, and many groups and types of knives, from the most humble penknife to magnificent exhibition pieces. The history of the famous American designed Bowie knife, manufactured extensively in Sheffield, is explained and amply illustrated. Discussions present multi-bladed sportsmen's pocket knives, farrier's, smoker's, quill knives, curiosities, and actual knives presented to King George IV in 1821. These appear along with a veritable kaliedoscope of craftsmanship. Quoting from the author's Acknowledgements, "Sheffield's legacy is not just in the tangible dust-covered records or faded photographs rescued from destruction, but in the living art form of their craft that endures and remains the symbol of what was the centre of the cutlery world for well over a hundred years."
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

English Heritage Book Of Viking Age England

Author : J. D. Richards
ISBN : 0713465190
Genre : Cities and towns, Viking
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This book provides a synthesis of knowledge of the Vikings in England, including new interpretations and recent information recovered from excavation and surveys. The author of this book concentrates on two main areas - what was the precise nature of the Viking contribution to the history of England and their effect on local developments already underway and what was the native response to the Vikings? The impact of the Viking settlement is discussed in relation to various aspects of society including rural settlement and economy, the growth of towns, trade and exchange, craft industry and burial rituals and stone memorials. This book includes new information gathered from recent excavations, in particular the Viking site in Coppergate, York.
Category: Cities and towns, Viking

English Heritage Book Of Roman Towns In Britain

Author : Guy De la Bédoyère
ISBN : 0713468939
Genre : History
File Size : 39.40 MB
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Before the Roman conquest there were few settlements in Britain that could properly be described as towns and their rapid growth was one of the first effects of the invasion of AD 43. This book traces the process of urbanization and provides answers to questions about how Roman towns grew and functioned: why towns are sited where they are, who lived in them, what services and facilities they provided, how they were organized, and their role in trade, industry and economy. Roman towns, with their impressive public buildings on a scale not seen before in Britain, must have had a great impact on the native population. They have attracted attention ever since and a vast amount of evidence for the Roman towns, many of which lie beneath modern British cities, has been recovered. This book draws together as much of this information as possible to present a picture of life in the Roman towns of Britain. With over 100 maps, plans, reconstructions and photographs, this is the complete companion to the Roman Towns in Britain - whether you wish to study the sites before or after a visit, or whether you are simply an armchair archaeologist.
Category: History

English Heritage Book Of Viking Age York

Author : Richard Andrew Hall
ISBN : 0713470135
Genre : Archaeology
File Size : 37.51 MB
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During the Viking Age, York was the most important centre of Scandinavian power and influence in Britain. This book outlines the history of this exciting period and traces the impact which the Viking settlers made.
Category: Archaeology

English Heritage Book Of Avebury

Author : Caroline Malone
ISBN : WISC:89044255925
Genre : Avebury (England)
File Size : 77.45 MB
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This is an illustrated survey of one of Britain's most important archaeological sites. As well as the Avebury stone circle, it includes other important neolithic monuments: the Great Henge; East and West Kennet Long Barrows; the Sanctuary and the Avenue; and Silbury Hill.
Category: Avebury (England)

Finding The Arctic

Author : Matthew Sturm
ISBN : 9781602231634
Genre : History
File Size : 44.54 MB
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They stood in the footsteps of their predecessors, experienced the landscape and the weather, and gained an intimate perspective on notable historical events, all chronicled here by Sturm. Written with humor and pathos, Finding the Arctic is a classic tale of adventure travel. And throughout the book, Sturm, with his thirty-eight years of experience in the North, emerges as an excellent guide for any who wish to understand the Arctic of today and yesterday. Matthew Sturm is a leader in the Arctic climate change research community and has led over twenty-five expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic."--publisher's description.
Category: History

Modern English And Its Heritage

Author : Margaret M. Bryant
ISBN : UOM:39015046853019
Genre : Anglais (Langue) - Formation des mots
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Category: Anglais (Langue) - Formation des mots

English Heritage Book Of Danebury

Author : Barry W. Cunliffe
ISBN : 0713468866
Genre : Britons
File Size : 40.2 MB
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This is an account of man's use of the hilltop at Danebury and particularly the period in the Iron Age when it was an important hillfort. The author undertook an immensely detailed, long-term excavation of the site and in this book reveals the results of that investigation: the kind of life led by the Celts who lived there; their love of war; their buildings; their architecture; their rituals relating to life and death. This study also puts the site in the context of its surrounding landscape and the prevailing social and political trends.
Category: Britons

The Historical Archaeology Of The Sheffield Cutlery And Tableware Industry

Author : Victoria Beauchamp
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113469584
Genre : Cutlery
File Size : 89.58 MB
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For more than 250 years the name Sheffield was synonymous with the cutlery industry, although archaeological evidence shows that the industry goes back as far as the 12th century. With many of the buildings rapidly disappearing or being redeveloped, aside from those that have already been destroyed, this type of publication forms a vital record of an important part of industrial England. The contributors to this volume look at the development of the industry in the 18th century, the production of cutlery and flatware, forks and spoons, the organisation of the labour and working practices, and the geographical and structural development of workshops and other buildings associated with the industry.
Category: Cutlery

A History Of American Privateers

Author : Edgar Stanton Maclay
ISBN : 9781580573313
Genre : History
File Size : 88.1 MB
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Fully printable, fully searchable. Illustrated.
Category: History

The Bowie Knife

Author : Norm Flayderman
ISBN : IND:30000116722418
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 56.46 MB
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From Norm Flayderman, perhaps the best-known name in arms collecting, comes this exciting new book on the Bowie Knife. All we can say is 'You will be astounded ... It's great.' The size and quality of this book make it a huge bargain. It is a deluxe edition, printed entirely in color, with hundreds of massive, professional photographs showing every detail of your favorite knives. As an added bonus, the photos also contain a countless selection of some of the best guns and swords that you will ever see - so while this is technically a knife book, it truly has something for everyone. For instance, there is a large chapter on Dueling in America, and the Civil War chapters are a book in and of themselves. This is simply a 'must-buy' purchase for any collector of antique weaponry.--Amazon.com.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

American Heritage

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ISBN : UCSC:32106011733646
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Archaeology History And Science

Author : Marcos Martinón-Torres
ISBN : 9781598743500
Genre : History
File Size : 65.89 MB
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Using a combination of historical, archaeological, and scientific techniques is not an uncommon practice in archaeological interpretation. Rarely found, however, are more overt critical considerations of how these data relate to each other, or explicit attempts at demonstrating successful strategies for these kinds of interdisciplinary research. The authors in this volume provide such a critical consideration, examining a wide range of cultures, time periods, and materials to demonstrate the diversity of approaches to these types of analyses. Case studies include such examples as the ideology of flint knives in ancient Egypt, meaning of Cuneiform glass texts, and urban archaeology in Sheffield. This volume is particularly noteworthy because it offers individual contributions to specific areas of study, as well as reflects on the problems and potentials of the interdisciplinary study of the human past.
Category: History

A Distant Heritage

Author : Larry Eldridge
ISBN : 0814722954
Genre : History
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Historians often rely on a handful of unusual cases to illustrate the absence of free speech in the colonies—such as that of Richard Barnes, who had his arms broken and a hole bored through his tongue for seditious words against the governor of Virginia. In this definitive and accessible work, Larry Eldridge convincingly debunks this view by revealing surprising evidence of free speech in early America. Using the court records of every American colony that existed before 1700 and an analysis of over 1,200 seditious speech cases sifted from those records, A Distant Heritage shows how colonists experienced a dramatic expansion during the seventeenth century of their freedom to criticize government and its officials. Exploring important changes in the roles of juries and appeals, the nature of prosecution and punishment, and the pattern of growing leniency, Eldridge also shows us why this expansion occurred when it did. He concludes that the ironic combination of tumult and destabilization on the one hand, and steady growth and development on the other, made colonists more willing to criticize authority openly and officials less able to prevent it. That, in turn, established a foundation for the more celebrated flowering of colonial dissent against English authority in the eighteenth century. Steeped in primary sources and richly narrated, this is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in legal history, colonial America, or the birth of free speech in the United States.
Category: History