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Uniform Title Vikings (Essays : Williams, Pentz, and Wemhoff)
Title Vikings : life and legend / edited by Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, Matthias Wemhoff.

Publication Info. Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2014.


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Description 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
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Contents Contacts & exchange / Sunhild Kleingärtner, Gareth Williams -- Vikings in Arabic sources / Gareth Williams -- Wiskiauten / Timo Ibsen -- Reuse of foreign objects / Sunhild Kleingärtner -- Warfare & military expansion / Gareth Williams -- The way of the warrior / Neil Price -- Continental defences against the Vikings / Simon Coupland -- Viking camps in England and Ireland / Gareth Williams -- Power & aristocracy / Anne Pedersen -- Great halls and palaces / Matthias Wemhoff -- The royal monuments of Jelling / Anne Pedersen -- Neighbours along the southern Baltic coast / Sunhild Kleingärtner -- Belief & ritual / Neil Price -- The Fyrkat woman / Peter Pentz, Neil Price -- Ritual sites at Lake Tissø / Lars Jørgensen -- The Oseberg ship and ritual burial / Jan Bill -- Ships & the Vikings / Peter Pentz -- Roskilde 6 / Jan Bill -- Conservation of Roskilde 6 / Kristiane Strætkvern -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of lenders -- List of exhibits -- Acknowledgements -- Illustration credits -- Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-259) and index.
Summary In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings created a cultural network that spanned four continents: from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. The Viking Age was a period of major change as a result of the Vikings' impact on neighboring areas and the introduction of external influences into Scandinavia. This book explores Viking culture from a global perspective, examining the influences of their varied contacts from around the world and how Viking Scandinavia drew from both Christian Europe and the Islamic world. The book focuses on the core period of the Viking Age, from the late eighth to the early eleventh centuries. New discoveries by archaeologists and metal detectorists highlight the interconnected nature of the cultures of Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle East. Vikings accompanies a major exhibition developed jointly by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum for Prehistory and Early History in Berlin. Edited by the exhibition curators Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, and Matthias Wemhoff and with contributions from a number of key experts, the book, with its strong, flowing narrative and integrated illustrations, draws on a wealth of Viking objects to provide a rich and vivid account of the impact of Viking expansion throughout the world.
Subject Vikings.
Viking antiquities.
Viking antiquities. (OCoLC)fst01166931
Vikings. (OCoLC)fst01166937
Wikinger. (DE-588)4066083-7
Added Author Williams, Gareth, 1969- editor.
Pentz, Peter, editor.
Wemhoff, Matthias, editor.
Kleingärtner, Sunhild. Contacts & exchange.
ISBN 9780801479427 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801479428 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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