This book sets aside some of the myths and legends and, whilst focusing on the history, does not neglect the wider cultural impact of the raiders from the north.
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    The Vikings in Britain and Ireland

    SKU: cmc28313

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    An informative and accessible introduction to Viking culture - an ever-popular subject and an important part of the heritage of Britain and Ireland.

    For nearly three hundred years, from the end of the eighth century AD until around 1100, the Vikings set out from Scandinavia across the northern world – a dramatic time that would change Europe forever.

    Exploring the Viking conquest and settlement across Britain and Ireland, this lively history book looks at the impact of Viking forces – the development of towns and societies, their trades and beliefs, language and their interactions with native peoples.

    Drawing on the superb collection of the British Museum, together with other finds, sites and monuments, this book celebrates the vibrant diversity of Viking culture, and provides an intriguing insight into their daily life and their legacy, which is clearly signposted around Britain and Ireland today.

    The title is beautifully illustrated with new and previously unpublished photography of both established Viking sites and treasures and recent discoveries.


    Jayne Carroll is Director of the Institute for Name-Studies and lecturer in the History of English at the University of Nottingham. Her main academic interests include place-names and language and literature in Old English and Old Norse.

    Stephen Harrison is a Research Fellow at University College, Dublin, having previously worked in museums, universities and commercial archaeology. He specializes in Scandinavian burials in the early Viking Age and their social contexts and has wider interests in Viking-Age Britain and Ireland, particularly weapons.

    Gareth Williams is Curator of Early Medieval Coins at the British Museum. He has worked extensively on warfare, coinage, wealth and exchange, towns in the Viking Age and historical re-enactment as a tool for both academic and public interpretation.

    All authors have published widely on their subjects.


    Product code: cmc28313
    Exhibition: Vikings
    World culture: Vikings
    Title: The Vikings in Britain and Ireland
    Authors: Jayne Carroll, Stephen Harrison, Gareth Williams
    ISBN: 9780714128313
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 144 pages
    Size: 23cm x 17cm
    llustrations: 90 colour illustrations
    Publication date: February 2014
    Weight: 0.429kg
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