WOMEN IN THE VIKING AGE

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Women In The Viking Age

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 9780851153605
Genre : History
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Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.
Category: History

Women As Bridge Builders

Author : Birgit Sawyer
ISBN : OCLC:959556276
Genre : Inscriptions, Runic
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Category: Inscriptions, Runic

The Viking Age

Author : Angus A. Somerville
ISBN : 9781442608672
Genre : History
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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, and tracing the astonishing development of the Viking age from the first foreign raids to the rise and fall of empires, this comprehensive reader is essential to an understanding of Viking history. Chroniclers record European horror in the face of the Viking onslaught. An Arab diplomat gives a gripping account of an encounter with Norsemen in Russia. Great warriors and kings of the period are heralded in Skaldic poetry. With unusual power, saga literature narrates the lives of Norse women and men at home and abroad. Brief introductions contextualize the translations and all unfamiliar terms are explained in the body of the text, making this an extremely readable and user-friendly introduction to the Viking age.
Category: History

The Viking Diaspora

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 9781317482543
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Ships And Men In The Late Viking Age

Author : Judith Jesch
ISBN : 0851158269
Genre : History
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A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.
Category: History

Viking Identities

Author : Jane F. Kershaw
ISBN : 9780199639526
Genre : History
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Surveys the jewellery worn by women in Scandinavian-settled areas of England in the Viking period. Describes and illustrates these dress fittings, many of which have only recently been found. Reveals the extent and nature of female participation in the Viking expansion, which is traditionally viewed as a largely masculine affair.
Category: History

Daily Life Of The Vikings

Author : Kirsten Wolf
ISBN : 0313322694
Genre : History
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Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.
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Norsemen In The Viking Age

Author : Eric Christiansen
ISBN : 9780470692769
Genre : History
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This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples. Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.
Category: History