Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World [Hardback]

James H. Barrett (Editor); Sarah Jane Gibbon (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781909662797 | Published by: Maney Publishing | Volume: 37 | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 386p, 16 pages of colour illustrations




Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World

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This book is a study of communities that drew their identity and livelihood from their relationships with water during a pivotal time in the creation of the social, economic and political landscapes of northern Europe. It focuses on the Baltic, North and Irish Seas in the Viking Age (AD 790–1050) and early Middle Ages (AD 1050–1200), with a few later examples (such as the Scottish Lordship of the Isles) included to help illuminate less well-documented earlier centuries. Individual chapters introduce maritime worlds ranging from the Isle of Man to Gotland — while also touching on the relationships between estate centres, towns, landing places and the sea in the more terrestrially oriented societies that surrounded northern Europe's main spheres of maritime interaction. It is predominately an archaeological project, but draws no arbitrary lines between the fields of historical archaeology, history and literature. The volume explores the complex relationships between long-range interconnections and distinctive regional identities that are characteristic of maritime societies, seeking to understand communities that were brought into being by their relationships with the sea and who set waves in motion that altered distant shores

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
JAMES H BARRETT AND SARAH JANE GIBBON
1. MARITIME SOCIETIES AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE VIKING AGE AND MEDIEVAL WORLD
JAMES H BARRETT
2. SAILS AND THE COGNITIVE ROLES OF VIKING AGE SHIPS
CHRISTER WESTERDAHL
3. TRADE AND TRUST IN THE BALTIC SEA AREA DURING THE VIKING AGE
INGRID GUSTIN
4. BOUND FOR THE EASTERN BALTIC: TRADE AND CENTRES AD 800–1200
MARIKA MÄGI
5. BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY ON THE ISLAND OF GOTLAND
DAN CARLSSON
6. VIKING AGE BORNHOLM: AN ISLAND ON THE CROSSWAYS
MAGDALENA NAUM
7. TRADING HUBS OR POLITICAL CENTRES OF POWER? MARITIME FOCAL SITES IN EARLY SWEDEN
STEFAN BRINK
8. ACCESSIBILITY AND VULNERABILITY: MARITIME DEFENCE AND POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE ON THE VIKBOLANDET PENINSULA, ÖSTERGÖTLAND, SWEDEN
Martin Rundkvist
9. DORESTAD AS A FLUVIATILE SOCIETY
ANNEMARIEKE WILLEMSEN
10. MARITIME ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL IDENTITIES IN MEDIEVAL COASTAL FLANDERS: THE MANAGEMENT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE LANDSCAPE
DRIES TYS
11. THE MARITIME CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF EARLY MEDIEVAL NORTHUMBRIA: SMALL LANDING PLACES AND THE EMERGENCE OF COASTAL URBANISM
PIETERJAN DECKERS
12. POST-SUBSTANTIVIST PRODUCTION AND TRADE: SPECIALIZED SITES FOR TRADE AND CRAFT PRODUCTION IN SCANDINAVIA AD c700–1000
DAGFINN SKRE
13. LATE IRON AGE BOAT RITUALS AND RITUAL BOATS IN NORWAY
SÆBJØRG WALAKER NORDEIDE
14. BERGEN AD 1020/30–1170: BETWEEN PLANS AND REALITY
GITTE HANSEN
15. STEATITE VESSELS AND THE VIKING DIASPORA: MIGRANTS, TRAVELLERS, AND CULTURAL CHANGE IN EARLY MEDIEVAL BRITAIN AND IRELAND
SØREN MICHAEL SINDBÆK
16. STATUS AND IDENTITY IN NORSE SETTLEMENTS: A CASE STUDY FROM ORKNEY
DAVID GRIFFITHS
17. THE VIKING OCCUPATION OF THE HEBRIDES: EVIDENCE FROM THE EXCAVATIONS AT BORNAIS, SOUTH UIST
NIALL M SHARPLES, CLAIRE INGREM, PETER MARSHALL, JACQUI MULVILLE, ADRIENNE POWELL AND KELLY REED
18. DISENTANGLING TRADE: COMBS IN THE NORTH AND IRISH SEAS IN THE LONG VIKING AGE
STEVE ASHBY
19. DEALING WITH DEER: NORSE RESPONSES TO SCOTTISH ISLES CERVIDS
JACQUI MULVILLE
20. ‘WARRIOR GRAVES’? THE WEAPON BURIAL RITE IN VIKING AGE BRITAIN AND IRELAND
STEPHEN H HARRISON
21. THE THREATENING WAVE: NORSE POETRY AND THE SCOTTISH ISLES
JUDITH JESCH
22. SEA KINGS, MARITIME KINGDOMS AND THE TIDES OF CHANGE: MAN AND THE ISLES AND MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN CHANGE, AD c1100–1265
R ANDREW MCDONALD
23. THE SEA POWER OF THE WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND IN THE LATE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
DAVID H CALDWELL
24. COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND DIASPORA IDENTITIES IN VIKING AGE IRELAND
CLARE DOWNHAM

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