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Tales of the iron bloomery ironmaking in Southeastern Norway : foundation of statehood, c. AD 700-1300

Title
Tales of the iron bloomery [electronic resource] : ironmaking in Southeastern Norway : foundation of statehood, c. AD 700-1300 / by Bernt Rundberget ; translated by John Hines.
Author
Rundberget, Bernt.
Publication
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.

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Description
1 online resource (xvii, 484 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Statement
The Northern World : north Europe and the Baltic c. 400-1700 AD. : peoples, economics, and cultures ; volume 76
Uniform Title
Jernets dunkle dimensjon. English (Online)
Alternative Title
Jernets dunkle dimensjon.
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Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-473) and index.
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Contents
Research backdrop -- Jernvinna in the Grafjell area : conformity in distinctiveness -- A regional tradition -- The dating of the Hedmark tradition -- The volume of production from the Hedmark tradition -- The study area in the light of archaeological and historical sources -- Tales of the iron bloomery -- The economic role of iron in an inter-regional perspective -- Appendix Ia: Bloomery sites excavated in the Grafjell area : data and interpretation -- Appendix Ib: Excluded bloomery sites, not archaeologically investigated -- Appendix IIa: 14C-datings and dendrochronological datings from the Grafjell area -- Appendix IIb: Excavated and dated bloomery sites of the Hedmark tradition -- Appendix IIc: Excavated and dated charcoal pits of the Hedmark tradition -- Appendix III: Calculation of volume and estimation of weight of slag in slag heaps.
LCCN
2016043906
Author
Rundberget, Bernt.
Title
Tales of the iron bloomery [electronic resource] : ironmaking in Southeastern Norway : foundation of statehood, c. AD 700-1300 / by Bernt Rundberget ; translated by John Hines.
Imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.
Series
The Northern World : north Europe and the Baltic c. 400-1700 AD. : peoples, economics, and cultures ; volume 76
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-473) and index.
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
Summary
"In Tales of the Iron Bloomery, Bernt Rundberget examines the ironmaking in southern Hedmark in Norway in the period AD 700-1300. Excavations show that this method is distinctive and geographically limited; this is expressed by the technology, organization, development and large-scale production. The ironmaking practice had its origins in increasing demands for iron, due to growth in urbanization, church power, kingship and mercantile networks. Rundberget's main hypothesis is that iron became the economic basis for political developments, from chiefdom to kingdom. Iron extraction activity grew from the late Viking Age, throughout the early medieval period, before suddenly collapsing around AD 1300. This trend correlates with the rise and fall of the kingdom"--Provided by publisher.
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