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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
File Size : 83. 58 MB
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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 : UOM:39015060622506
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.

Finding Out About The Vikings

Author : Douglas Hextall Chedzey Phillips-Brit
ISBN : WISC:89081318446
Genre : Vikings
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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.

Ancient Ocean Crossings

Author : Stephen C. Jett
ISBN : 9780817319397
Genre : History
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Ancient Ocean Crossings paints a compelling picture of impressive pre-Columbian cultures and Old World civilizations that, contrary to many prevailing notions, were not isolated from one another, evolving independently, each in its own hemisphere. Instead, they constituted a “global ecumene,” involving a complex pattern of intermittent but numerous and profoundly consequential contacts. In Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas, Stephen Jett encourages readers to reevaluate the common belief that there was no significant interchange between the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita beyond the great oceans. More than a hundred centuries separate the time that Ice Age hunters are conventionally thought to have crossed a land bridge from Asia into North America and the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492. Traditional belief has long held that earth’s two hemispheres were essentially cut off from one another as a result of the post-Pleistocene meltwater-fed rising oceans that covered that bridge. The oceans, along with arctic climates and daunting terrestrial distances, formed impermeable barriers to interhemispheric communication. This viewpoint implies that the cultures of the Old World and those of the Americas developed independently. Drawing on abundant and concrete evidence to support his theory for significant pre-Columbian contacts, Jett suggests that many ancient peoples had both the seafaring capabilities and the motives to cross the oceans and, in fact, did so repeatedly and with great impact. His deep and broad work synthesizes information and ideas from archaeology, geography, linguistics, climatology, oceanography, ethnobotany, genetics, medicine, and the history of navigation and seafaring, making an innovative and persuasive multidisciplinary case for a new understanding of human societies and their diffuse but interconnected development.

Antiquity

Author : Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford
ISBN : UOM:39015068865545
Genre : Archaeology
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Oceans Of Archaeology

Author : Anders Fischer
ISBN : 9788793423251
Genre : History
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Vast coastal plains that vanished below the waves thousands of years ago were highways to new territories and a cornucopia of natural riches for early humankind. Oceans of Archaeology presents these virtually unexplored areas of the archaeological world map. It scrutinises the submerged early prehistory of Europe and reveals a richness and diversity unmatched around the globe. Specialists from ten countries join forces to tell of flooded settlements, enigmatic sacred places, amazing art and skillful navigation. Multifarious traces of food preparation, flintworking, hunting and fishing vividly illustrate Stone Age daily life. While children's footprints lead the way to new investigations of early prehistoric life in these now inundated landscapes.

Weapons Systems And Political Stability

Author : Carroll Quigley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039348961
Genre : Social Science
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The Ruins Of Great Ireland In New England

Author : William Brownell Goodwin
ISBN : UOM:39015011346304
Genre : America
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The Mariner S Mirror

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ISBN : UVA:X004309096
Genre : Naval art and science
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Humaniora Norvegica

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ISBN : UOM:39015076632440
Genre : Humanities
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The Sea Craft Of Prehistory

Author : Paul Johnstone
ISBN : 9780415026352
Genre : Social Science
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The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.

The Rudder

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026886510
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Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015013724060
Genre : Country life
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Material History Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105022105832
Genre : Canada
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Collier S Encyclopedia With Bibliography And Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015039393098
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Pre Columbian Contact With The Americas Across The Oceans

Author : John L. Sorenson
ISBN : 0934893225
Genre : America
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Sea History

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ISBN : UOM:39015036219510
Genre : Navigation
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The Building Of Boats

Author : Douglas Hextall Chedzey Phillips-Birt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035813612
Genre : Boatbuilding
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This title chronicles a history of wooden boatbuilding, from earliest times to the twentieth century.

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