The Viking World

Author: Stefan Brink,Neil Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431826X

Category: History

Page: 717

View: 9805

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.

Die Kelten und ihre Geschichte

Author: Barry Cunliffe

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Lübbe Hardcover)

ISBN: 9783785705063

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8875

Frauen der Vikingzeit

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 2861

The World of Vikings

Author: Justin Pollard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938922910


Page: 160

View: 4818

Die Katharer

Ketzer des Mittelalters

Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071643


Page: 375

View: 8650

Viking Warriors

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502624559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 2814

In Viking Warriors, the Norse invaders, as infamous for their brutality as their exploration, come to life. Students will read about raids, battles, and key fighters and leaders. Illustrations, engravings, and relics depict the Norse culture, marine and combat technology, and fighting styles that gave them the advantage in battle. Maps and diagrams demonstrate their ambitious expansion and conquest of cities and people throughout the Northern hemisphere. With their far-reaching longships and fierce tactics, the influence and violence of the Vikings spread from America to the Middle East, leaving behind traces of an iconic culture and combative strategy.


Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag

ISBN: 9783534093243

Category: Religion

Page: 669

View: 8033

Studien zum Altgermanischen

Festschrift für Heinrich Beck

Author: Heinrich Beck,Heiko Uecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110129786

Category: Germanic antiquities

Page: 760

View: 7040

The Viking Diaspora

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317482549

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 2495

The Viking Diaspora presents the early medieval migrations of people, language and culture from mainland Scandinavia to new homes in the British Isles, the North Atlantic, the Baltic and the East as a form of ‘diaspora’. It discusses the ways in which migrants from Russia in the east to Greenland in the west were conscious of being connected not only to the people and traditions of their homelands, but also to other migrants of Scandinavian origin in many other locations. Rather than the movements of armies, this book concentrates on the movements of people and the shared heritage and culture that connected them. This on-going contact throughout half a millennium can be traced in the laws, literatures, material culture and even environment of the various regions of the Viking diaspora. Judith Jesch considers all of these connections, and highlights in detail significant forms of cultural contact including gender, beliefs and identities. Beginning with an overview of Vikings and the Viking Age, the nature of the evidence available, and a full exploration of the concept of ‘diaspora’, the book then provides a detailed demonstration of the appropriateness of the term to the world peopled by Scandinavians. This book is the first to explain Scandinavian expansion using this model, and presents the Viking Age in a new and exciting way for students of Vikings and medieval history.

Viking-Age Transformations

Trade, Craft and Resources in Western Scandinavia

Author: Zanette T. Glørstad,Kjetil Loftsgarden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317001893

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 4654

The Viking Age was a period of profound change in Scandinavia. As kingdoms were established, Christianity became the encompassing ideological and cosmological framework and towns were formed. This book examines a central backdrop to these changes: the economic transformation of West Scandinavia. With a focus on the development of intensive and organized use of woodlands and alpine regions and domestic raw materials, together with the increasing standardization of products intended for long-distance trade, the volume sheds light on the emergence of a strong interconnectedness between remote rural areas and central markets. Viking-Age Transformations explores the connection between legal and economic practice, as the rural economy and monetary system developed in conjunction with nascent state power and the legal system. Thematically, the book is organized into sections addressing the nature and extent of trade in both marginal and centralized areas; production and the social, legal and economic aspects of exploiting natural resources and distributing products; and the various markets and sites of trade and consumption. A theoretically informed and empirically grounded collection that reveals the manner in which relationships of production and consumption transformed Scandinavian society with their influence on the legal and fiscal division of the landscape, this volume will appeal to scholars of archaeology, the history of trade and Viking studies.

Seefahrer, Händler und Piraten im Mittelalter

Author: Dirk Meier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783799501422

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 192

View: 4383

Stürme und Sandbänke, Piraten und Packeis - wer sich im Mittelalter zu Schiff in Nord- und Ostsee wagte, brauchte Mut. Auf offenen Holzschiffen brachen hier die ersten Seefahrer auf, um zu fischen, zu handeln, zu erobern und zu rauben. Mit Friesen und Wikingern beginnt eine Entwicklung, die schnell zu ausgedehnten Handelsrouten, immer besseren Schiffen, größeren Häfen und prächtigen Seestädten führte. Ihr Höhepunkt ist die Hanse, die bald ein Handelsnetz von Brügge bis Riga, von Island bis Venedig aufbaute. Heute bietet die Archäologie neue Einblicke in die Entwicklung des Schiffbaus, das Leben in den Hansestädten wie in den Dörfern. Dirk Meier läßt anhand von Schiffsfunden und alten Reiseberichten das Leben auf See und an der Küste lebendig werden.

Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World

Author: James H. Barrett,Sarah Jane Gibbon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317247973

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 9989

This book is a study of communities that drew their identity and livelihood from their relationships with water during a pivotal time in the creation of the social, economic and political landscapes of northern Europe. It focuses on the Baltic, North and Irish Seas in the Viking Age (ad 1050–1200), with a few later examples (such as the Scottish Lordship of the Isles) included to help illuminate less well-documented earlier centuries. Individual chapters introduce maritime worlds ranging from the Isle of Man to Gotland — while also touching on the relationships between estate centres, towns, landing places and the sea in the more terrestrially oriented societies that surrounded northern Europe’s main spheres of maritime interaction. It is predominately an archaeological project, but draws no arbitrary lines between the fields of historical archaeology, history and literature. The volume explores the complex relationships between long-range interconnections and distinctive regional identities that are characteristic of maritime societies, seeking to understand communities that were brought into being by their relationships with the sea and who set waves in motion that altered distant shores.

Iconologia sacra

Mythos, Bildkunst und Dichtung in der Religions- und Sozialgeschichte Alteuropas. Festschrift für Karl Hauck zum 75. Geburtstag

Author: Hagen Keller,Nikolaus Staubach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311084611X

Category: History

Page: 679

View: 9791

Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1154

View: 5339

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Valsgärde 7

Author: Greta Arwidsson

Publisher: Uppsala Univs Mus. for Nordiska Fornsaker


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 152

View: 9047