Chapter 1 Experiment and emergence
Chapter 2 Medieval Europe and far beyond
Chapter 3 The Sacred and the Salesmen
Chapter 4 Age of Discovery
Chapter 5 Merchants and migrants
Chapter 6 Continuity and conflict in Europe
Chapter 7 Trade and technology
Chapter 8 The turning tide
Appendix Metallurgical tables (online)
About the Author
Vanda Morton MA PhD is based in Oxford and offers an authoritative voice on the history and archaeology of brass. Her research has involved metallurgical research, fieldwork and international networking.
She draws on interpersonal skills developed early in her professional life in psychiatric healthcare, and on illustrating skills acquired during her later occupation in graphic design which culminated in an academic career in archaeology. Her international research has taken her to muddy fields, mountains, forests, and rushing streams, and into homes, castles, laboratories and museums. These adventures have exploited her enthusiasm for foreign languages, love of walking, and joy at meeting the many and various people who have introduced her to different cultures, sites and archaeological treasures.