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Author Rundberget, Bernt, author.

Title Tales of the iron bloomery : ironmaking in southeastern Norway : foundation of statehood, c. AD 700-1300 / by Bernt Rundberget ; translated by John Hines.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series The Northern world, 1569-1462 ; volume 76
Northern world ; v. 76.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Hedmark fylke (Norway) -- Antiquities.
Iron-works -- Norway -- Hedmark fylke -- History -- To 1500.
Iron -- Norway -- Hedmark fylke -- Metallurgy -- History -- To 1500.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Norway -- Hedmark fylke.
Industrial archaeology -- Norway -- Hedmark fylke.
Iron age -- Norway -- Hedmark fylke -- History.
Iron -- Economic aspects -- Norway -- History -- To 1500.
Iron -- Political aspects -- Norway -- History -- To 1500.
Norway -- History -- To 1030.
Norway -- History -- 1030-1397.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Industrial archaeology.
Iron age.
Iron -- Metallurgy.
Norway -- Hedmark fylke.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Jernets dunkle dimensjon. English
Other Form: Print version: Rundberget, Bernt. Tales of the iron bloomery. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004278790 (DLC) 2016043906
ISBN 9789004331570 (electronic bk.)
9004331573 (electronic bk.)
9789004278790 (hardback ; acid-free paper)