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Author Sim, David, 1947-
Title Roman imperial armour [electronic resource] : the production of early imperial military armour / D. Sim and J. Kaminski.
Publication Info. Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co., c2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The evidence -- Introduction -- Written and visual sources -- Metallographic and surface examination -- Experimental archaeology -- Conclusions -- Iron production -- Introduction -- Sources of iron in the Roman Empire -- Moving the ore -- Charcoal production -- Ore preparation -- Bloomery iron production -- Bloomsmithing (pimary smithing) -- Clean iron -- Conclusions -- Blacksmithing techniques and production methods -- Introduction -- Blacksmithing -- Welding -- Heat treatment -- Advantages of hot and cold working -- Work hardening -- Forming sheet metal hemispheres -- Producing holes in sheet metal -- Materials testing in antiquity -- Recycling metal -- Manufacture -- Economics -- Conclusions -- The production of sheet metal -- Methods of sheet iron production -- Conclusions -- Contents -- Iron and steel -- Introduction -- Methods of making steel -- Hardening and tempering -- Conclusions -- Surface treatment of roman armour -- Introduction -- Rust prevention -- The surface appearance of roman armour -- Polishing -- Coatings -- A comparison of different surface treatments -- Preventing rusting during storage -- Conclusions -- Helmets (galea or cassis) -- Introduction -- Parts of the helmet -- Methods of manufacture -- Conclusions -- Scale armour (lorica squamata) -- Body armour -- Lorica squamata -- Typology of lorica squamata -- The nature of scale armour -- Field repairs -- Case study: the Carlisle shoulder piece -- Metallography -- Wire to join scales -- Replication of scale armour -- The future of scale armour -- Conclusions -- Ring mail (lorica hamata) -- Introduction -- Wire production -- Wire drawing -- Type of metals used for wire -- Experimental method for producing a draw plate -- Wire drawing -- Ring types -- Non-ferrous rings -- Riveted rings -- Conclusions -- Contents -- Segmented body armour (lorica segmentata) -- Introduction -- Conclusions -- Leg and arm armour -- Arm armour -- Greaves (ocrea) -- Method of manufacture -- Conclusion -- The shield and boss (umbo) -- Introduction -- Shield edging (guttering) -- The construction typology of shield bosses -- Double-skinned ferrous shield bosses -- Laminated shield bosses (welded) -- Other materials -- Conclusions -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: The survival of ancient machines -- Appendix 2: One-sided carburization -- Glossary -- Latin terms.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Armor, Ancient -- Rome -- Design and construction.
Armor making -- Rome.
Rome -- Army -- Equipment.
Rome -- Military antiquities.
Added Author Kaminski, Jaime.
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Related To Original 9781842174357 1842174355 (DLC) 2011044519
ISBN 1842177044 (electronic bk.)
9781842177044 (electronic bk.)
9781842174357
1842174355
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