The Viking World

Author: Stefan Brink,Neil Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431826X

Category: History

Page: 717

View: 4581

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: 3516

Frauen der Vikingzeit

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 5439

Die Wikinger

Das Zeitalter des Nordens

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109528

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 5242

Anschaulich und mit großem Erzähltalent schildert Anders Winroth die Lebenswelt der Wikinger. Zugleich zeichnet er ein umfassendes, farbiges Bild einer der stürmischsten Epochen des Abendlandes, in der die Räuber aus dem Norden das Gesicht Europas veränderten. Nach wie vor haben die Wikinger einen lebhaften Einfluss auf unsere Phantasie: Sie brandschatzten und trieben Sklavenhandel. Doch es gab auch friedliche Ansiedlungen, und sie entwickelten ein weit ausgreifendes Handelsnetzwerk. In ihren starken, schnellen Schiffen ließen sie ihre Heimatländer weit hinter sich zurück – nicht nur um zu plündern, sondern auch aus reiner Entdeckerlust. Anders Winroth schreibt gegen die gängigen Mythen an, untersucht jeden wichtigen Aspekt dieses aufregenden Zeitalters und stellt so den Innovationsgeist und schieren Wagemut der Wikinger dar, ohne ihr destruktives Erbe zu beschönigen. Zugleich enthüllt er, wie sich Kunst, Literatur und religiöses Denken der Wikinger auf eine Art und Weise entwickelten, die in Europa einzigartig dasteht: eine ebenso unterhaltsame wie umfassende Darstellung einer Gesellschaft, die weitaus modernere Züge trägt, als man vermuten möchte.

Viking Warriors

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502624559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 4698

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.

Die Katharer

Ketzer des Mittelalters

Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071643


Page: 375

View: 4626

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: 9117

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.

The Viking Diaspora

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317482549

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 792

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.

Codex Regius


Author: Arnaldur Indriðason


ISBN: 3838712579

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 5167

Kopenhagen in den 50er-Jahren: Die Begegnung mit seinem Professor stellt Valdemars bisher beschauliches Leben völlig auf den Kopf. Der junge Isländer war nach Dänemark gereist, um hier über die alten Pergamenthandschriften zu forschen. Er kommt dunklen Geheimnissen auf die Spur und macht sich zusammen mit dem Professor auf die Suche nach verloren gegangenen Manuskripten. Ihre Jagd führt die beiden durch halb Europa und nicht selten geraten sie dabei in große Gefahr - denn für diese wertvollen Kulturschätze sind andere bereit, über Leichen zu gehen ...

Kunst der Völkerwanderungszeit

von Helmut Roth ; mit einem Vorwort von Kurt Böhner und Beiträgen von Birgit Arrhenius ... [et. al.].

Author: Helmut Roth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 671

View: 4434

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: 8075

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.

Silver Economy in the Viking Age

Author: James Graham-Campbell,Gareth Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420155

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3060

In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver and gold coinage, rings and bullion, which allow a better appreciation of the broader socioeconomic conditions of the Viking world. This is an indispensable source for all archaeologists, historians and numismatists involved in Viking Studies.

The Vikings in history

Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 205

View: 4702

Updated with important new research, archaeological findings and debates, this new edition of F. Donald Logan's successful examination of the Vikings and their role in history is a key text in the study of this fascinating era.

Studien zum Altgermanischen

Festschrift für Heinrich Beck

Author: Heiko Uecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110850443

Category: History

Page: 775

View: 3574

Seefahrer, Händler und Piraten im Mittelalter

Author: Dirk Meier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783799501422

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 192

View: 5827

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.

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: 2554