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The Viking Longship

Author : Jorn Olav Loset
ISBN : 1594160864
Genre : History
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Follows the evolution of Norse ships and shipbuilding, from prehistoric vessels to the great longships of the Vikings, covering everything from major archaeological finds to longship crafting and construction techniques, as well as an overview of the Vikings' naval warfare tactics, their transatlantic voyages and their navigation methods.

Handbook Of Medieval Culture

Author : Albrecht Classen
ISBN : 9783110377613
Genre : History
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A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.

Somerled

Author : Kathleen M. MacPhee
ISBN : 1903238242
Genre : History
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Kathleen MacPhee provides an in-depth historical insight into the 12th century King of Argyll who laid the ground for the expulsion of the Norse from Scotland's west coast and Hebrides.

The Sea Craft Of Prehistory

Author : Paul Johnstone
ISBN : 9781317762232
Genre : Social Science
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A detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from the earliest times until the dawn of history, using new archaeological research. All forms of evidence are assessed, from the vessels of ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk.

Building A Viking Ship In Maine

Author : Paul T. Cunningham
ISBN : 1934949582
Genre : History
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In 1996, professional photographer Paul Cunningham made the long drive down a narrow peninsula and onto Hermit Island in Phippsburg, Maine, to the boatshop of Rob Stevens to record the building of a Viking knarr later christened Snorri. Throughout the seven-month process, Cunningham revisited the site many times, curiosity having gotten the better of him. Many people were bitten by the same bug. So many, in fact, that Stevens had to post a "sorry, but we do not have time to talk" sign so that Snorri would be finished on schedule. But a picture says a thousand words, and Cunningham's photos, taken with decades of journalism experience, say volumes about the ingenuity, skill and patience of a small band of boat builders who, out of wood and iron, created a sea-worthy vessel, the likes of which had not been seen in the light of day for a thousand years. About the author: Paul T. Cunningham grew up in Freeport, Maine. He earned a degree in Secondary Science Education at University of Southern Maine (Gorham State College). Subsequently, for nearly a decade, he taught elementary science in Gardiner, Maine. Paul's love of photography led him away from the classroom. His first photographic job was with The Shopping Notes during the late 1980s. In 1990 Cunningham began his career as photojournalist at The Times Record and retired from there in 2008. Now Paul freelances, and volunteers with Freeport Fire and Rescue and the Freeport Historical Society. The balance of his time is spent organizing the fruits of two decades of photography.

Brunanburgh

Author : David Anson
ISBN : 9781452054452
Genre : Fiction
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It's 936AD and King Athelstan of the Saxons is expecting an invasion of Scots and Irish Vikings to put their man Earl Anlaf on the throne of the Kingdom of Northumbria in York. However, his enemies are many and coming from all over Greater and Lesser Britain and they all intend to meet at Brunanburgh, the old Roman fort of Morbium. Athelstan's spies know their plans and he prepares his forces to meet them during the next summer. Two Pictish princesses come south as warriors with the Scots army to revive the fortunes of their people. They meet two of Athelstan's soldiers on the battlefield and fall in love in the midst of the slaughter.

Humaniora Norvegica

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