The genesis of this volume was in a conference held in Oslo University on 3-6 November 2005.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Vikings' settlements in Ireland before 1014 / Clare Downham -- Names for the Vikings in Irish annals / C. Etchingham -- Saints' cults and Gaelic-Scandinavian influence -- Around the Cumberland coast and north of the Solway Firth / Fiona Edmonds -- The Kingdom of Man and the earldom of Orkney-some comparisons / Barbara E. Crawford -- No soil for saints: why was there no native royal martyr in Man and the Isles? / Ian Beuermann -- Slavery, power and cultural identity in the Irish Sea region, 1066-1171 / D. Wyatt -- Pagan myth and Christian doctrine / Jan Erik Rekdal -- Ceramic and cultural change in the Hebrides AD 500-1300 / Alan Lane -- Homeland-strange land-new land. Material and theoretical aspects of defining Norse identity in the Viking age / Zanette Tsigaridas Glorstad.