Knjižnica Filozofskog fakulteta
Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Institutional Repository

Type K Carolingian Swords


Downloads per month over past year

Bilogrivić, Goran. (2009). Type K Carolingian Swords. Opuscula archaeologica, 33(1). pp. 125-182. ISSN 0473-0992

PDF (Croatian) - Published Version
Download (3MB) | Preview


Long double-edged swords are among the most important Carolingian finds from the territory of the early medieval Croatian principality and the neighbouring sclaviniae. Most of them – over half of the original number – are type K according to Petersen’s typology. Even though these swords have been examined many times both in the domestic and foreign literature, there is still much room of a new consideration of them. During the time that has elapsed since Z. Vinski published the last works on this topic, several major foreign works on early medieval swords appeared that were neglected in the domestic scholarly literature. Some important details on individual finds from Croatia also emerged which remain unknown in the foreign literature. This works encompasses all previously published type K swords from the wider territory of medieval Croatia, and all foreign finds gathered on the basis of available sources. In addition to an overview of the research and a typological analysis based on sword hilts, there is also a consideration of blades and a discussion of the origin and role of swords, above all in early medieval Croatia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: type K swords; Early Middle Ages; Croatia; Carolingians
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 09:29

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item