Books: History, language & culture
There is an extensive survey of writings about swords from the Early
Middle Ages, together with discussions on the way swords may have
been used and worn. There is a chapter about the language of the
sword and runic associations. Several modern sword-smiths have
contributed knowledge gained from forging weapons. In addition to
those who have contributed essays, there are many scholars, smiths,
craftspeople, re-enactors and others who have added to the ideas,
theories and discussions presented in this book.
Illustrations: 180 colour, 76 B&W.
Remaking the Sutton Hoo
The making of a museum quality replica stone has provided new information and fresh insights which may help us answer many of the questions that have been asked about this beautiful and puzzling object.
The techniques used in making the stone
are explained as is the geometry embedded within the overall design.
There is also a critical review of the existing literature on
the subject and a series of essays on aspects of Anglo-Saxon society
that may be related to the making of the original stone.
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