Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery


Abstract


Given the concise title of this ambitious book, it will come as little surprise to note that in Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery, the culmination of a near six year collaborative faculty student project (The Linothorax Project), the authors provide the definitive account on linen body armour in the ancient world to date, building on, and significantly adding to, E. Jarva's seminal work on ancient Greek body armour (Archaiologia on Archaic Greek Body Armour [Rovaniemi, 1995], esp. 17-63). In introducing the developing disciplines of experimental and reconstructive archaeology alongside the traditional approaches of textual and visual analysis, the authors provide a challenging and illuminating exploration of a poorly understood piece of ancient body armour that will satisfy both academic scholars and military history aficionados alike.

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