Medieval World  /  Viking & Early Medieval Europe
Northern Emporium Vol 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 423
ISBN: 9788793423824
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Early urban societies transformed social networks. This was also the case for Northern Europe’s emporia – maritime trading towns that emerged around the North and Baltic Seas in the first stages of the Viking Age. The surprising pace and scope of this change is rarely more evident than in the archaeology of Ribe, Denmark.
Viking Migration and Settlement in East Anglia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781914427251
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2023
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
This book shows how analysis of Scandinavian-influenced place-names in their landscape contexts can provide crucial new evidence of differing processes of Viking migration and settlement in East Anglia between the late ninth and eleventh centuries.The place-names of East Anglia have until now received little attention in the academic study of Viking settlement. Similarly, the question of a possible migration of settlers from Scandinavia during the Viking period was for many years dismissed by historians and archaeologists – until the recent discovery by metal-detectorists of abundant Scandinavian metalwork and jewellery in many parts of East Anglia.
Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Stone Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780993033964
Pub Date: 21 Aug 2023
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: 66 black and white and colour illustrations, and 704 colour photographs
Description:
This book provides a comprehensive guide with detailed explanations, illustrations and photographs of late-7th century to 11th century Anglo-Saxon Churches and stone sculpture. It is divided into four parts.The first part includes an extensive glossary explaining the terms likely to be encountered, it explains Celtic and Roman Church practices and the Synod of Whitby, how Anglo-Saxon churches were established and their plans, and also provides a summary to the settlements of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Hiberno-Norse in England.
The Norse Sorceress Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781789259537
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Old Norse literature abounds with descriptions of magic acts that allow ritual specialists of various kinds to manipulate the world around them, see into the future or the distant past, change weather conditions, influence the outcomes of battles, and more. While magic practitioners are known under myriad terms, the most iconic of them is the völva. As the central figure of the famous mythological poem Völuspá (The Prophecy of the Völva), the völva commands both respect and fear.
The Book of Kells Cover The Book of Kells Cover
Format: 
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9789464261233
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 109fc / 11bw
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9789464261226
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 109fc / 11bw
Description:
Sublime calligraphy, marvellous art, and amazing initials, have charmed and captivated the audience of the Book of Kells for over twelve hundred years. This remarkable illuminated Gospel book attracts the attention of scholars as well as those more generally interested in the fabulous artefacts of the past.Everybody knows it was made by an extensive team of scribes and artists.
Northern Emporium Vol 1 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9788793423749
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2022
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
In the early Middle Ages, a network of maritime trading towns – emporia – emerged along the northern coasts of Europe. These early urban sites are among archaeology’s most notable contributions to our knowledge of the period between the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire and the growth of a maritime-oriented world in the Viking Age. Ribe, on the western coast of Denmark, is one of these sites.
Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9788771849981
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Description:
An equestrian burial from the 10th century with an exceptionally elaborate horse harness was discovered at Fregerslev near Skanderborg in eastern Jutland, Denmark in 2012. This formed the starting point for the Fregerslev Research Project initiated by Museum Skanderborg in 2017. Two years later, the museum held a conference to present the preliminary results of the project.
Before the Military Revolution Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789256697
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w
Description:
Before the Military Revolution examines European Warfare in the Late Middle Ages from 1300 to 1490. It is not restricted only to well-covered conflicts, like the Anglo-Scottish Wars or the Hundred Years War, but gives due weight to all regions of Europe, including the Empire, the Baltic, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and considers developments in naval warfare. The Hussite Wars and the wars of the Teutonic Order and the Hanseatic League are covered, as is the expansion of Moscow, the Ottomans and Venice, and battles likeAussig (1426), Copenhagen (1428), Chojnice (1454) are discussed alongside Bannockburn and Agincourt.
Women and Weapons in the Viking World Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781789256659
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 21 colour and 58 b/w illustrations
Description:
The Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants travelled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of slaves, silver, and exotic commodities. Until relatively recently, archaeologists and textual scholars had the tendency to weave a largely male-dominated image of this pivotal period in world history, dismissing or substantially downplaying women's roles in Norse society.
The Birsay Bay Project Volume 3 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781789256079
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
The Brough of Birsay was the power-centre of the Viking earldom of Orkney and is one of Historic Environment Scotland’s key monuments and visitor attractions on the islands. This publication is the culmination of 60 years of investigations that took place on the site between 1954 and 2014.This new volume incorporates comprehensive accounts of work undertaken by Dr Ralegh Radford and Mr Stewart Cruden between 1954 and 1964, excavations by the Viking and Early Settlement Research Project under the direction of the author on site between 1974 and 1981, a rescue excavation in 1993, a geophysical survey in 2007 and archival research up to 2014.
Tracing Old Norse Cosmology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9789188909619
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Description:
The study of Old Norse religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths, and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia have been studied and interpreted in detail by a vast number of scholars. They have long relied on the rich and varied Christian Icelandic literature from the Middle Ages, but a growing body of material culture from pagan Scandinavia has recently started to have an impact on current research.
Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781789255461
Pub Date: 05 Jan 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The study of early medieval towns has frequently concentrated on urban beginnings, the search for broadly applicable definitions of urban characteristics and the chronological development of towns. Far less attention has been paid to the experience of living in towns.The thirteen chapters in this book bring together the current state of knowledge about Viking-Age towns (c.
Viking Encounters Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 635
ISBN: 9788771842654
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Illustrations: 120 illustrations
Description:
The Viking Congresses bring together scholars of archaeology, philology, history, toponymy, numismatics and a number of other disciplines to discuss the Viking Age from a variety of viewpoints. This volume contains 44 peer-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the 18th Viking Congress held in Denmark in August 2017. The contributors take up the interdisciplinary challenge, and the papers cover a wide range of subjects, rooted in the past, but also connecting to the present.
Exploring Celtic Origins Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789255508
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Exploring Celtic Origins is the fruit of collaborative work by researchers in archaeology, historical linguistics, and archaeogenetics over the past ten years. This team works towards the goal of a better understanding of the background in the Bronze Age and Beaker Period of the people who emerge as Celts and speakers of Celtic languages documented in the Iron Age and later times. Led by Sir Barry Cunliffe and John Koch, the contributors present multidisciplinary chapters in a lively user-friendly style, aimed at accessibility for workers in the other fields, as well as general readers.
Pecsaetna Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781911188681
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/W
Description:
This book is intended to pull together our current knowledge of the ‘lost’ group of people called the Pecsaetna (literally, meaning the ‘Peak Sitters’) by synthesising more recent historical and archaeological research towards a better understanding of their activities, territory and identity. This group of people is shrouded in the mists of the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and are only known to us by the chance survival of less than a handful of documents.Since the mid-20th century, valuable work has been done to identify former Anglo-Saxon estates in the Peak from the analysis of charters and from the Domesday survey, together with recent wider historical analysis.
Crafts and Social Networks in Viking Towns Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781789251609
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2019
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Crafts and Social Networks in Viking Towns explores the interface between craft, communication networks, and urbanisation in Viking-Age northern Europe. Viking-period towns were the hubs of cross-cultural communication of their age, and innovations in specialised crafts provide archaeologists with some of the best evidence for studying this communication. The integrated results presented in these papers have been made possible through the sustained collaboration of a group of experts with complementary insights into individual crafts.