Jan Petersen (historian)

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Jan Greve Thaulow Petersen
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Jan Greve Thaulow Petersen
Born(1887-10-20)October 20, 1887
Trondheim, Norway
DiedMarch 3, 1967(1967-03-03) (aged 79)
Stavanger, Norway
NationalityFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
Scientific career
FieldsArchaeology
InstitutionsStavanger Museum

Jan Greve Thaulow Petersen (October 20, 1887 - March 3, 1967) was a Norwegian archaeologist. [1] [2]

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Biography

He was the son of Hans Henrik Petersen (1827–1906) and Elisabeth Cæcilie Thaulow (1845–1901). His father was the principal of Trondheim Cathedral School. Petersen became a cand.philos. in history in 1914 at the University of Oslo and the following year was employed as a curator at the University's Antiquities Collection. Petersen received a dr.philos. in archeology during 1919. Petersen was director of the Stavanger Museum from 1923 to 1958. [1]

During this period he worked with excavation and publication of Iron Age farms in southwestern Norway. He also worked with architect Gerhard Fischer (1890-1977) in the preservation and restoration of the medieval monastery Utstein Abbey. [3] [4]

He was notable for writing De Norske Vikingsverd ("The Norwegian Viking Swords") in 1919. This book was the "standard and authoritative work" on Norse sword typology and "remains an invaluable guide today." [5]

The Oakeshott typology by British historian and illustrator Ewart Oakeshott (1916–2002) was based on Petersen's work. [6] [7]

Personal life

In 1928 he was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Sciences. In 1917, he married Gerda Holtermann (1892–1985). Their daughter Liv Petersen (1922–81) married the political scientist Knut Dahl Jacobsen (1925–1999). [8]

Selected works

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References

  1. 1 2 "Petersen, Jan Greve Thaulow". Hvem er Hvem? / 1930. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  2. "Jan Greve Thaulow Petersen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  3. "Gerhard Fischer". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  4. "Utstein kloster". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  5. "Ancient Weapons in Britain" by Logan Thompson, p.89
  6. "Oakeshott's Typology of the Medieval Sword". Albion Benefactor's Society. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  7. "Ewart Oakeshott: The Man and his Legacy". myarmoury.com. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  8. "Knut Dahl Jacobsen". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2020.