This book provides a realistic historical and geographical perspective to begin closest to the Scandinavian homelands of Vikings and the Viking ideology and material culture, by looking at new research into aspects of their use of the sea, maritime communications and trade.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. At Home in the Viking Period Scandinavia And Northern Europe 2. Danish Coastal Landing Places and their Relation to Navigation and Trade 3. Viking-age Proto-Urban Centres and their Hinterlands: Some Examples from the Baltic Area 4. Viking-period Pre-Urban Settlements in Russia and Finds of Artefacts of Scandinavian Character 5. Rural Settlement and Landscape Transformations in Northern Russia 6. Early Medieval Coinage and Urban Development: A Norwegian Experience 7. Two Viking Hoards from the Former Island of Wieringen (The Netherlands): Viking Relations with Frisia in an Archaeological Perspective 8. Goldsmiths' Tools at Hedeby The Atlantic Provinces 9. Settlement and Acculturation in the Irish Sea Region 10. Viking-age Settlement in Wales and the Evidence from Llanbedrgoch 11. Social and Economic Integration in Viking-age Ireland: The Evidence of the Hoards 12. Royal Fleets in Viking Ireland: The Evidence of Lebor na Cert 13. Beyond War or Peace: The Study of Culture Contact in Viking-age Scotland 14. Spatial Analysis and Cultural Indicators: Viking Settlers at Old Scatness Broch, Shetland? 15. Cille Pheadair: The Life and Times of a Norse-period Farmstead c. 1000—1300 16. A Find of Ringerike Art from Bornais in the Outer Hebrides 17. Narrative Functions of Landscape in the Old Icelandic Family Sagas England 18. Jorvik: A Viking-age City 19. Viking-age Settlement in the North-western Countryside: Lifting the Veil? 20. Sedgeford: Excavations of a Rural Settlement in Norfolk 21. Simy Folds: Twenty Years on 22. Post-Roman Upland Architecture in the Craven Dales and the Dating Evidence 23. Timber Buildings without Earth-fast Footings in Viking-age Britain 24. A Push into the Margins? the Development of a Coastal Landscape in North-West Somerset During the Late 1st Millennium A.D 25. Place-names and the History of Scandinavian Settlement in England 26. Law and Landscape 27. Changing Weaving Styles and Fabric Types: The Scandinavian Influence 28. Saxon Shoes, Viking Sheaths? Cultural Identity in Anglo-Scandinavian York