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By Robert Bork,Scott Montogmery,Carol Neuman De Vegvar,Ellen Shortell,Steven A Walton

ISBN-10: 0754650480

ISBN-13: 9780754650485

ISBN-10: 1138279447

ISBN-13: 9781138279445

De Re Metallica brings jointly a wide selection of views on steel use within the center a while, a subject that has bought much less systematic scholarly awareness than it merits, given its critical value for medieval tradition. due to its energy, good looks, and status, steel figured prominently in lots of medieval contexts, from the army and utilitarian to the architectural and liturgical. steel was once an important factor in guns and waterpipes, rose home windows and reliquaries, coinage and jewellery. The 23 essays offered right here, from a world staff of students, discover the construction and use of such items, from the early center a long time to the 16th century, and from the British Isles, Iceland, and Scandinavia, to France, Germany, Spain and Italy. This thematic, chronological, and geographical scope will make this quantity right into a useful source for historians of artwork, expertise, and culture.

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