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The Viking World

The Viking World

  • Author: Stefan Brink,Neil Price
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431826X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 717
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Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first single work to gather innovative research from a spectrum of disciplines (including archaeology, history, philology, comparative religion, numismatics and cultural geography) to create the most comprehensive Viking Age book of its kind ever attempted. Consisting of longer articles providing overviews of important themes, supported by shorter papers focusing on material of particular interest, this comprehensive volume covers such wide-ranging topics as social institutions, spatial issues, the Viking Age economy, warfare, beliefs, language, voyages, and links with medieval and Christian Europe. This original work, specifically oriented towards a university audience and the educated public, will have a self-evident place as an undergraduate course book and will be a standard work of reference for all those in the field.

The Viking World

The Viking World

  • Author: Stefan Brink,Neil Price
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134318251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 717
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Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first single work to gather innovative research from a spectrum of disciplines (including archaeology, history, philology, comparative religion, numismatics and cultural geography) to create the most comprehensive Viking Age book of its kind ever attempted. Consisting of longer articles providing overviews of important themes, supported by shorter papers focusing on material of particular interest, this comprehensive volume covers such wide-ranging topics as social institutions, spatial issues, the Viking Age economy, warfare, beliefs, language, voyages, and links with medieval and Christian Europe. This original work, specifically oriented towards a university audience and the educated public, will have a self-evident place as an undergraduate course book and will be a standard work of reference for all those in the field.

The Viking World

The Viking World

  • Author: James Graham-Campbell
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
  • ISBN: 9780711218000
  • Category: History
  • Page: 220
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The Vikings were jewellers, sculptors and poets of great skill and originality as well as famous warriors and accomplished seamen. Every aspect of Viking life is examined in this comprehensive survey containing over 330 photographs, reconstruction drawings and maps. This revised edition of The Viking World brilliantly portrays an essential and rich period in history, showing the beauty and harshness of the natural world in which these people thrived.

Historical Atlas of the Viking World

Historical Atlas of the Viking World

  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781902886039
  • Category: Vikings
  • Page: 192
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About AD 800, mysterious long-ships made their first appearance along the North Sea coast of Britain. From Shetland to the Thames, these raiding ships appeared out of the sea mists, carrying warriors so fierce that no one could stand against them. By the middle of the 9th century, these raiders began to establish settlements, and the raids continued, from Norse bases in Orkney, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. The raiders eventually became rulers, creating Scandinavian colonies in Normandy, England, and Ireland. Around the same time, a few Viking explorers ventured across the Atlantic to America, while others sailed south to Africa, into the Mediterranean, and through the European river systems deep into Russia. This book chronicles their achievements, drawing on archaeological evidence as well as the rich source of Norse Sagas and mythology.

The Northmen's Fury

The Northmen's Fury

A History of the Viking World

  • Author: Philip Parker
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448156459
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The Northmen’s Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries before Columbus and east to the great rivers of Russia and the riches of the Byzantine empire. One summer’s day in 793, death arrived from the sea. The raiders who sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne were the first Vikings, sea-borne attackers who brought two centuries of terror to northern Europe. Before long the sight of their dragon-prowed longships and the very name of Viking gave rise to fear and dread, so much so that monks were reputed to pray each night for delivery from ‘the Northmen’s Fury’. Yet for all their reputation as bloodthirsty warriors, the Vikings possessed a sophisticated culture that produced art of great beauty, literature of abiding power and kingdoms of surprising endurance. The Northmen’s Fury describes how and why a region at the edge of Europe came to dominate and to terrorise much of the rest of the continent for nearly three centuries and how, in the end, the coming of Christianity and the growing power of kings tempered the Viking ferocity and stemmed the tide of raids. It relates the astonishing achievement of the Vikings in forging far-flung empires whose sinews were the sea and whose arteries were not roads but maritime trading routes. The blood of the Vikings runs in millions of veins in Europe and the Americas and the tale of their conquests, explorations and achievements continues to inspire people around the world.

The Norwegian Domination and the Norse World, C.1100-c.1400

The Norwegian Domination and the Norse World, C.1100-c.1400

  • Author: Steinar Imsen
  • Publisher: Tapir Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9788251925631
  • Category: History
  • Page: 295
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This book is the first in a series of four planned volumes on the Norwegian realm and its dependencies in the Central Middle Ages. The transformation of Norway and parts of the Norse world into a monarchic state in the 12th and 13th centuries is the underlying theme of this book and it is anticipated of the volumes to come. The collection of articles in this volume aims to provide a first presentation of the Norse world, the Norse community, and the 'Norgesvelde' (the Norwegian domination), and not least its historiography. However, it does not aim to give a comprehensive presentation of these topics, but rather to highlight some geographical, political and cultural aspects of the theme. Since Norway was not the only Scandinavian kingdom to develop state-like structures and strive for control over territories overseas it has been natural to consider Denmark's Baltic 'empire' and the making of a greater Sweden too, in order to provide a framework for the case of Norway.

Viking Worlds

Viking Worlds

Things, Spaces and Movement

  • Author: Marianne Hem Eriksen,Unn Pedersen,Bernt Rundberget,Irmelin Axelsen
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782977279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Fourteen papers explore a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking diaspora. Contributions employ both traditional inter- or multi-disciplinarian perspectives such as using historical sources, Icelandic sagas and Eddic poetry and also specialised methodologies and/or empirical studies, place-name research, the history of religion and technological advancements, such as isotope analysis. Together these generate new insights into the technology, social organisation and mentality of the worlds of the Vikings. Geographically, contributions range from Iceland through Scandinavia to the Continent. Scandinavian, British and Continental Viking scholars come together to challenge established truths, present new definitions and discuss old themes from new angles. Topics discussed include personal and communal identity; gender relations between people, artefacts, and places/spaces; rules and regulations within different social arenas; processes of production, trade and exchange, and transmission of knowledge within both past Viking-age societies and present-day research. Displaying thematic breadth as well as geographic and academic diversity, the articles may foreshadow up-and-coming themes for Viking Age research. Rooted in different traditions, using diverse methods and exploring eclectic material _ Viking Worlds will provide the reader with a sense of current and forthcoming issues, debates and topics in Viking studies, and give insight into a new generation of ideas and approaches which will mark the years to come.

The Viking World

The Viking World

  • Author: James Graham-Campbell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780711205710
  • Category: Northmen
  • Page: 220
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For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. As well as being warriors and accomplished seamen, they were jewellers, sculptors and poets of great skill and originality: the forts, town sites, ships, burial mounds, carved stones, place names, sagas, art and artefacts they left behind substantiate their legendary exploits. This is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell's authoritative account of the Viking world, based on recent archaeological research, with an important chapter on ships, shipwrights and seamen from Sean McGrail. The text is complemented by a wealth of illustration, including maps and reconstruction drawings. Photographs, many of them especially commissioned, portray the brilliant products of the Vikings' culture and the beauty and harshness of the natural world they faced.

Cultural Atlas of the Viking World

Cultural Atlas of the Viking World

  • Author: Colleen E. Batey,James Graham-Campbell
  • Publisher: Checkmark Books
  • ISBN: 9780816030040
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Examines the life, art, and technology of Vikings and discusses the extent of the travels

Byzantium and the Viking World

Byzantium and the Viking World

  • Author: Fëdor Androŝuk,Monica White
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789155494629
  • Category: Byzantine Empire
  • Page: 463
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