Goodbye to the Vikings

The Viking monsters had become good citizens , eagerly creating civilised medieval wealth - generating shops within metalled gridded streets . From time to time historians have pondered how far this picture of the Vikings is pure ...

Author: Richard Hodges

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press


Category: History

Page: 212

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Uses archaeological evidence to re-read the history of the early Middle Ages. This book shows how archaeology makes us appreciate the changing rhythms of early medieval Europe, especially in terms of the contacts made by traders, pilgrims and travellers. The studies re-examine the archaeology of the monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno (Italy).

The Vikings Reimagined

Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-reading Early Medieval Archaeology. London: Duckworth, 2006. Hopkins, Keith. A World Full of Gods: Pagans, Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. Kelly, Christopher.

Author: Tom Birkett

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501513885

Category: History

Page: 284

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The Vikings Reimagined explores the changing perception of Norse and Viking cultures across different cultural forms, and the complex legacy of the Vikings in the present day. Bringing together experts in literature, history and heritage engagement, this highly interdisciplinary collection aims to reconsider the impact of the discipline of Old Norse Viking Studies outside the academy and to broaden our understanding of the ways in which the material and textual remains of the Viking Age are given new meanings in the present. The diverse collection draws attention to the many roles that the Vikings play across contemporary culture: from the importance of Viking tourism, to the role of Norse sub-cultures in the formation of local and international identities. Together these collected essays challenge the academy to rethink its engagement with popular reiterations of the Vikings and to reassess the position afforded to ‘reception’ within the discipline.

Viking Warriors

Hodges, Richard. Goodbye to the Vikings?: Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology. Lancaster, NY: Bloomsbury, 2006. “Icelandic Saga Database.” Jones, Gwyn. A History of the Vikings. New York: Oxford University Press, ...

Author: Ben Hubbard

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502624559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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In Viking Warriors, the Norse invaders, as infamous for their brutality as their exploration, come to life. Students will read about raids, battles, and key fighters and leaders. Illustrations, engravings, and relics depict the Norse culture, marine and combat technology, and fighting styles that gave them the advantage in battle. Maps and diagrams demonstrate their ambitious expansion and conquest of cities and people throughout the Northern hemisphere. With their far-reaching longships and fierce tactics, the influence and violence of the Vikings spread from America to the Middle East, leaving behind traces of an iconic culture and combative strategy.

Viking Worlds

Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-reading Early Medieval Archaeology. Duckworth, London. Holck, Per 009. Skjelettene fra Gokstad- og Osebergskipet. Oslo University, Oslo. Jesch, Judith 1991. Women in the Viking Age. Boydell, Woodbridge.

Author: Marianne Hem Eriksen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977309

Category: History

Page: 176

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Fourteen papers explore a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking diaspora. Contributions employ both traditional inter- or multi-disciplinarian perspectives such as using historical sources, Icelandic sagas and Eddic poetry and also specialised methodologies and/or empirical studies, place-name research, the history of religion and technological advancements, such as isotope analysis. Together these generate new insights into the technology, social organisation and mentality of the worlds of the Vikings. Geographically, contributions range from Iceland through Scandinavia to the Continent. Scandinavian, British and Continental Viking scholars come together to challenge established truths, present new definitions and discuss old themes from new angles. Topics discussed include personal and communal identity; gender relations between people, artefacts, and places/spaces; rules and regulations within different social arenas; processes of production, trade and exchange, and transmission of knowledge within both past Viking-age societies and present-day research. Displaying thematic breadth as well as geographic and academic diversity, the articles may foreshadow up-and-coming themes for Viking Age research. Rooted in different traditions, using diverse methods and exploring eclectic material – Viking Worlds will provide the reader with a sense of current and forthcoming issues, debates and topics in Viking studies, and give insight into a new generation of ideas and approaches which will mark the years to come.

The Viking World

Norden og Europa i vikingetid og tidlig middelalder, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum. Hodges, R. (1982) Dark Age Economics. The Origins of Towns and Trade ad 600–1000, London: Duckworth. —— (2006) Goodbye to the Vikings?

Author: Stefan Brink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431826X

Category: History

Page: 717

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Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first single work to gather innovative research from a spectrum of disciplines (including archaeology, history, philology, comparative religion, numismatics and cultural geography) to create the most comprehensive Viking Age book of its kind ever attempted. Consisting of longer articles providing overviews of important themes, supported by shorter papers focusing on material of particular interest, this comprehensive volume covers such wide-ranging topics as social institutions, spatial issues, the Viking Age economy, warfare, beliefs, language, voyages, and links with medieval and Christian Europe. This original work, specifically oriented towards a university audience and the educated public, will have a self-evident place as an undergraduate course book and will be a standard work of reference for all those in the field.

Crafts and Social Networks in Viking Towns

Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-reading Early Medieval Archaeology. London: Duckworth. Jouttijärvi, A. 2002. Kobberlegeringer i jernalder og vikingetid. In Henriksen, M.B. (ed.), Metalhåndværk og håndværkspladser fra yngre germanskjernalder ...

Author: Stephen P. Ashby

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178925163X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Crafting Communities explores the interface between craft, communication networks, and urbanization in Viking-age Northern Europe. Viking-period towns were the hubs of cross-cultural communication of their age, and innovations in specialized crafts provide archaeologists with some of the best evidence for studying this communication. The integrated results presented in these papers have been made possible through the sustained collaboration of a group of experts with complementary insights into individual crafts. Results emerge from recent scholarly advances in the study of artifacts and production: first, the application of new analytical techniques in artifact studies (e.g. metallographic, isotopic, and biomolecular techniques) and second, the shifted in interpretative focus of medieval artifact studies from a concern with object function to considerations of processes of production, and of the social agency of technology. Furthermore, the introduction of social network theory and actor-network theory has redirected attention toward the process of communication, and highlighted the significance of material culture in the learning and transmission of cultural knowledge, including technology. The volume brings together leading UK and Scandinavian archaeological specialists to explore crafted products and workshop-assemblages from these towns, in order to clarify how such long-range communication worked in pre-modern Northern Europe. Contributors assess the implications for our understanding of early towns and the long-term societal change catalysed by them, including the initial steps towards commercial economies. Results are analyzed in relation to social network theory, social and economic history, and models of communication, setting an agenda for further research. Crafting Communities provides a landmark statement on our knowledge of Viking-Age craft and communication

Negotiating Memory from the Romans to the Twenty First Century

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 7: 29–43. Halsall, G. 1992. Playing by Whose Rules? A Further Look at Viking Atrocity in the Ninth Century. Medieval History 2.2: 2–12. Hodges, R. 2006. Goodbye to the Vikings? Re-reading Early Medieval ...

Author: Øivind Fuglerud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000190498

Category: History

Page: 300

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Manipulation of the past and forced erasure of memories have been global phenomena throughout history, spanning a varied repertoire from the destruction or alteration of architecture, sites, and images, to the banning or imposing of old and new practices. The present volume addresses these questions comparatively across time and geography, and combines a material approach to the study of memory with cross-disciplinary empirical explorations of historical and contemporary cases. This approach positions the volume as a reference-point within several fields of humanities and social sciences. The collection brings together scholars from different fields within humanities and social science to engage with memorialization and damnatio memoriae across disciplines, using examples from their own research. The broad chronological and comparative scope makes the volume relevant for researchers and students of several historical periods and geographic regions.

International Bibliography of Historical Sciences 2006

Vikings. ** 2835. ARI ÞORGILSSON, FROÐI. Íslendingabók: Kristni Saga. ... London, Viking Society for Northern Research, University College London, 2006, XLVII-97 p. (Viking Society for Northern Research text ... Goodbye to the Vikings?

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110231409

Category: History

Page: 372

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Die IBOHS verzeichnet jahrlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Fruhgeschichte bis zur jungsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet."

Anglo Saxon Keywords

Richard Hodges ironizes the standard account in Goodbye to the Vikings?, seeing it through the lens of World War II. Hodges compares the Vikings' eighth- and ninth-century raids to the Panzer attacks of 1940, Alfred's resistance to ...

Author: Allen J. Frantzen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Anglo-Saxon Keywords presents a series of entries thatreveal the links between modern ideas and scholarship and thecentral concepts of Anglo-Saxon literature, language, and materialculture. Reveals important links between central concepts of theAnglo-Saxon period and issues we think about today Reveals how material culture—the history of labor,medicine, technology, identity, masculinity, sex, food, landuse—is as important as the history of ideas Offers a richly theorized approach that intersects with manydisciplines inside and outside of medieval studies


Viking Raids onIrish ChurchSettlements in theNinth Century: A Reconsideration of theAnnals. ... “Remembering, Forgetting and Inventing: Attitudes to the Past inEngland at the End of the First Viking Age. ... “Goodbye to the Vikings?

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442483032

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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A young girl must learn to survive and find her family against all odds in this heartbreaking companion to Hush from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli. Lost at sea when her sister is taken captive on a marauding slave ship, Brigid is far removed from the only life she knew as a princess and the pampered daughter of an Irish king. Now Brigid has few choices. Alone and abandoned, she disguises herself as a boy and vows to find her innocent sister forced into slavery. Over the course of her search, many years pass and Brigid grows from a child to a woman—and she still does not give up. She lives off the land, meets friend and foe along the way, and gains a reputation as a tough woman, fierce enough to conquer men. It is not fierceness that guides her but the love for her missing sister and the longing for her family to be reunited. She pushes forward on her journey, knowing that her only real power comes from within herself. Based on the legend of the first female Norse pirate, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a remarkable survival story spanning years and continents—a sweeping tale that will transform readers.