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Author Hudson, Benjamin T.

Title Viking pirates and Christian princes : dynasty, religion, and empire in the North Atlantic / Benjamin Hudson.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  941.004395 H867v 2005    ---  Available
Description xiv, 278 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index.
Contents Two rivers and the origins of Olaf Cuaran -- Battle, marriage, and empire -- Pirate kings of the islands -- Sitric Silkenbeard -- From Dublin to England and Norway -- The brief ascendancey of the Haraldssons -- The contest for supremacy in the Irish Sea -- Lords of the isles.
Summary "In popular imagination, the Vikings are remembered as fierce warrior seamen who campaigned through Western Europe, terrorizing British, Frankish, and Irish societies. Yet is it possible that the great Viking armies left more in their wake than carnage and destruction? The stories of two families - the Olafssons, who transformed a pirate camp in Ireland into the Kingdom of Dublin, and the Haraldssons, whose rule encompassed the Hebrides, Galloway, and the Isle of Man - suggest that the Vikings did indeed leave behind a much greater legacy." "Challenging traditional views of the Vikings' culture, Benjamin Hudson shows the role that these two great dynasties played in the Second Viking Age. The rise and transformation of the Olafssons and Haraldssons from the tenth to the twelfth centuries highlights a period and people important for understanding the political, religious, and cultural development of Europe in the High Middle Ages."--Jacket.
Subject Vikings -- Ireland -- Dublin.
North Atlantic Region -- Church history.
Vikings -- North Atlantic Region.
North Atlantic Region -- History.
Vikings -- Scotland -- Hebrides.
Hebrides (Scotland) -- History.
Ireland -- Kings and rulers.
Dublin (Ireland) -- History.
Vikings -- Isle of Man.
Isle of Man -- History.
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Vikings. (OCoLC)fst01166937
Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies -- Isle of Man. (OCoLC)fst01209807
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
Ireland -- Dublin. (OCoLC)fst01205505
North Atlantic Region. (OCoLC)fst01242478
Scotland -- Hebrides. (OCoLC)fst01241579
Genre/Form Church history. (OCoLC)fst01411629
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0195162374 (acid-free paper)
9780195162370 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. 9780195162370

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