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This book looks at iron- and steel-working in Iran, from pre-Islamic times to the present day. The authors unify art-historical and scientific aspects of steel-making and provide a wide-ranging survey of the development of the technologies and trades involved. Nearly 400 objects are cataloged and illustrated, and over 70 are subjected to metallurgical analysis.
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James Allan, Keeper, Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Brian Gilmour, Science-based Archaeology Group, Department of Materials, University of Oxford.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 25.5 by 19cm., 600pp., numerous black and white plates. 'The Iranians were among the earliest people to work with iron, and steel itself plays an important part in the mythology of that country'. This book takes as its starting point the Tanavoli collection of iron and steel objects, supplemented with items from the Ashmolean Museum. Seller Inventory # ABE-1532711486701