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Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor. Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery.


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Titel: Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor. ...

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2013. VIII,279p. Bound wrps. 'All in all this is a valuable piece of investigative scholarship, and the replications and practical tests carried out by the authors make possible a more extensive analysis of this form of ancient defensive equipment than has previously been possible. The examinations follow the basic scientific principles of being measured, controlled and repeatable ? again highlighting the validity of the results. And yet the authors are not afraid to admit, and even outline, the limitations and/or potential problems with their tests or their reconstructions, and they freely acknowledge that at certain points they have chosen to take one path while still leaving the other possibilities open. This policy of ?full disclosure? adds value to the results and the research as a whole. The inclusion of numerous images, plates and diagrams to support almost every step and argument of the research also means each piece in the ?linothorax mystery? is presented to the reader in a clearly understandable format. (.) Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor is essential for anyone interested in ancient warfare and/or experimental archaeology, from academic to layman, and is a defining and valuable contribution to our understanding of the ancient world.' (CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013.08.20). Antiquarian. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 33013

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