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The Viking age : Ireland and the West ; papers from the proceedings of the fifteenth Viking Congress, Cork, 18-27 August 2005 /
John Sheehan & Donnchadh Ó Corráin, editors ; Shannon Lewis-Simpson, editorial assistant.
imprint
Dublin : Four Courts Press, 2010.
description
xxviii, 569 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1846821010 (hbk) :, 9781846821011
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This book comprises papers by Irish and overseas scholars on aspects of the Viking age relating to Ireland and the western Viking world. The contributions focus on Viking age archeology, history, linguistics, literature, numismatics, placenames and runology.
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"This book comprises papers by Irish and overseas scholars on aspects of the Viking Age relating to Ireland and the western Viking world. The contributions focus on Viking-age archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, numismatics, placenames and runo
Main Description
This book comprises papers by Irish and overseas scholars on aspects of the Viking Age relating to Ireland and the western Viking world. The contributions focus on Viking-age archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, numismatics, placenames, and runology. The major themes explored in the book include: Viking-age Ireland, the colonization of the North Atlantic, weapons and warfare, and the development of urbanism. Based on the XVth Viking Congress, which took place in Cork in 2005, this publication may be regarded as a quinennial review of Viking Studies by its leading proponents.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xvi
The Fifteenth Viking Congressp. xxi
Members & Associatesp. xxii
Congress Diaryp. xxv
Conversion and the Church in Viking-Age Irelandp. 1
Runic inscriptions and Viking-Age Irelandp. 11
The Dunmore Cave [2] hoard and the role of coins in the tenth-century Hiberno-Scandinavian economyp. 19
Ragnarök and the stones of Yorkp. 47
Unsung heroes: the Irish and the Viking warsp. 60
Peaceful wars and scientific invaders: Irishmen, Vikings and palynological evidence for the earliest settlement of the Faroe Islandsp. 66
Laithlinn, 'Fair Foreigners' and 'Dark Foreigners': the identity and provenance of Vikings in ninth-century Irelandp. 80
Place-names as evidence for urban settlements in Britain in the Viking Periodp. 89
Ribe: continuity or discontinuity from the eighth to the twelfth century?p. 97
Norwegian crosses in the Hebrides and Shetland?p. 107
Late Viking-Age runestones in Uppland: some gender aspectsp. 113
Weapons and warfare in Viking-Age Irelandp. 124
The Suffolk Street sword: further notes on the College Green cemetery, Dublinp. 136
Who were the Papar? Typological structures in Íslendingabókp. 145
Viking elements in Irish towns: Cork and Waterfordp. 154
The warrior ideal in the Late Viking Agep. 165
The Vikings in Connemarap. 174
Dotted runes: where did they come from?p. 188
Kirkwall revisitedp. 199
Viking-Age and Norse pottery in the Hebridesp. 204
Viking-Age queens and the formation of identityp. 217
The ledung and the continuity of warfare from the Viking Age to the Middle Ages: the example of Swedenp. 227
The baptism of Harald Bluetoothp. 234
King Magnus Bareleg's adventures in the West: the making of a King's Sagap. 240
Urbanism and Christianity in Norwayp. 248
Rebuilding the 'city of angels': Muirchertach Ua Briain and Glendalough, c. 1096-IIIIp. 258
Culture clashes? The human remains from the Wood Quay excavationsp. 271
Surtshellir: a fortified outlaw cave in West Icelandp. 283
Women in early townsp. 298
Bridging the distribution gap: inscribed swords from Denmarkp. 309
Ninth-century Viking entries in the Irish annals: no 'forty years' rest'p. 322
The metal detector and the Viking Age in Englandp. 338
From Scandinavia to Spain: a Viking-Age reliquary in León and its meaningp. 353
The sagas and courtly lovep. 361
Life and death among the Picts and Vikings at Westnessp. 369
Colonel Sempronius Stretton and the reprovenancing of a Viking-Age hoardp. 380
Weapons and warfare in Icelandic place-namesp. 390
The Finglas burial: archaeology and ethnicity in Viking-Age Dublinp. 402
The first phase of Viking activity in Ireland: archaeological evidence from Dublinp. 418
Close ties and long-range relations: the emporia network in early Viking-Age exchangep. 430
Ailikn's wagon and Óðinn's warriors: the pictures on the Gotlandic Ardre monumentsp. 441
Ulfberht revisited: a classificationp. 450
Toftanes and the early Christianity of the Faroe Islandsp. 465
Cosmic aspects of sanctuaries in Viking-Age Scandinavia with comparisons to the West-Slavic areap. 474
The making of a centre: the case of Reykholt, Icelandp. 483
Ethnicity and class in settlement-period Icelandp. 494
Hedeby, the settlement and the harbour: old data and recent researchp. 511
Plot-use and access in an eleventh-century Dublin building levelp. 525
On eið-names in Orkney and other North Atlantic islandsp. 545
Textiles that work for their living: a late eleventh-century cloth from Cork, Irelandp. 555
Indexp. 565
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