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Routledge Archaeologies of the Viking World


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Vikings are a perennially popular topic across a broad audience spectrum, from the general public to academics at all levels but there are comparatively few dedicated book series for the publication of the steady flow of Viking-related archaeological texts. Routledge Archaeologies of the Viking World showcases the latest outputs of the profession's brightest scholars, including established names but particularly acting as an outlet for the new generation of early career researchers.

The archaeological investigations of the Viking world within the series have a direct focus on the Scandinavians but also on the zones of cultural interaction that characterised their broad diaspora. The editors have particular interests in the eastern Viking Age, from European Russia to the Asian Steppe, the Arab world and beyond to the Silk Road and the Far East. This region is significantly under-represented in new English-language publications, books on this theme will become a hallmark of the series alongside western studies.

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The Hoarding Vikings

The Hoarding Vikings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gitte T. Ingvardson
October 03, 2024

This book investigates whether Viking hoards leave behind traces of the people who deposited them and the reasons for doing so. The focus is on the Viking age hoards of the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, a unique find group in both quantity and quality. The large number of excavated ...

Bodies, Beings, and the Multiple Burial Rite of the Western Viking World

Bodies, Beings, and the Multiple Burial Rite of the Western Viking World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Claire F. Ratican
September 11, 2024

This book explores multiple burials, the presence of more than one individual within a grave, within the Viking Age mortuary landscape throughout Scandinavia and the lands of their westward diaspora.  Even though a number of spectacular examples have captured the imagination of professionals and ...

The Vikings in Poland

The Vikings in Poland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Leszek Gardeła
September 03, 2024

This pioneering work offers a meticulous exploration of Scandinavian presence in Viking Age Poland. Unveiling the complexities and controversies of past research and delving into the nuances of reciprocal interactions between Western Slavic and Scandinavian populations as revealed through ...

Vikings of the Steppe Scandinavians, Rus’, and the Turkic World (c. 750–1050)

Vikings of the Steppe: Scandinavians, Rus’, and the Turkic World (c. 750–1050)

1st Edition

By Csete Katona
May 27, 2024

This book explores the relationship between Vikings, Rus’ and nomadic (mostly Turkic) steppe dwellers during the course of the Viking Age (c. 750–1050) in a geographical area stretching from Eastern Scandinavia through the Kievan Rus’, Byzantium, the Islamic world to the Western Eurasian steppes. ...

Exploring Ireland’s Viking-Age Towns Houses and Homes

Exploring Ireland’s Viking-Age Towns: Houses and Homes

1st Edition

By Rebecca Boyd
October 23, 2023

Exploring Ireland’s Viking-Age Towns discusses the emergence of towns, urban lifestyles, and urban identities in Ireland. This coincides with the arrival of the Vikings and the appearance of the post-and-wattle Type 1 house. These houses reflect this crucial transition to urban living with its ...

A Viking Market Kingdom in Ireland and Britain Trade Networks and the Importation of a Southern Scandinavian Silver Bullion Economy

A Viking Market Kingdom in Ireland and Britain: Trade Networks and the Importation of a Southern Scandinavian Silver Bullion Economy

1st Edition

By Tom Horne
October 09, 2023

Viking-Age trade, network theory, silver economies, kingdom formation, and the Scandinavian raiding and settlement of Ireland and Britain are all popular subjects. However, few have looked for possible connections between these phenomena, something this book suggests were closely related. By ...

Viking Camps Case Studies and Comparisons

Viking Camps: Case Studies and Comparisons

1st Edition

Edited By Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, IRENE GARCÍA LOSQUIÑO
July 13, 2023

This book is the coming together of several disciplines under the thematic umbrella of Viking Camps and provides the very latest research presented by the leading researchers in the field, making it the most comprehensive compilation of the phenomenon of Viking camps to date. Compiling the current ...

Viking-Age Trade Silver, Slaves and Gotland

Viking-Age Trade: Silver, Slaves and Gotland

1st Edition

Edited By Jacek Gruszczyński, Marek Jankowiak, Jonathan Shepard
April 29, 2022

That there was an influx of silver dirhams from the Muslim world into eastern and northern Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries is well known, as is the fact that the largest concentration of hoards is on the Baltic island of Gotland. Recent discoveries have shown that dirhams were reaching the ...

Monarchs and Hydrarchs The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750–940)

Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750–940)

1st Edition

By Christian Cooijmans
September 30, 2021

As the politico-economic exploits of vikings in and around the Frankish realm remain, to a considerable extent, obscured by the constraints of a fragmentary and biased corpus of (near-)contemporary evidence, this volume approaches the available interdisciplinary data on a cumulative and conceptual ...

Viking Silver, Hoards and Containers The Archaeological and Historical Context of Viking-Age Silver Coin Deposits in the Baltic c. 800–1050

Viking Silver, Hoards and Containers: The Archaeological and Historical Context of Viking-Age Silver Coin Deposits in the Baltic c. 800–1050

1st Edition

By Jacek Gruszczyński
January 21, 2019

It is widely accepted that the Viking Age (c. 800–1050) stimulated the development of long-distance, regional and local trade and exchange networks. The clearest archaeological evidence for these contacts is mainly in the form of silver artefacts predominantly found in hoards in Northern and ...

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