This book looks at the activities of the Vikings in the Irish Sea, a band of water that has been important since prehistoric times in the history of maritime cultural exchange between Britain and Ireland as well as the Scandinavian ...
Author: David Griffiths
Publisher: History PressLtd
The only up-to-date and accessible guide to the Vikings over such a wide geographical area. There is surprisingly little available about the Vikings in this area. Fully illustrated, including plans and maps created for this publication.
This collection of papers offers views of the interation and interdependence of Celtic and Norse populations in the the Irish Sea region in the period 800 A.D.-1200 A.D., bringing together the work of historians, archaeologists, art- and ...
This collection of papers offers views of the interation and interdependence of Celtic and Norse populations in the the Irish Sea region in the period 800 A.D.-1200 A.D., bringing together the work of historians, archaeologists, art- and religious-historians and philologists
By the turn of the first millennium A.D., we find ample evidence of Viking presence in both Ireland and Scotland.
Category: History, Ancient
By the turn of the first millennium A.D., we find ample evidence of Viking presence in both Ireland and Scotland. From raids to intermarriages, the Celtic-Scandinavian relationship is a stranger-than-fiction love-hate saga any history buff can appreciate.
"These essays range in time from the Viking age to the present day and include studies on trade, shipping, shipbuilding, fishing and smuggling, besides consideration of the geographical context and sources for regional maritime history.
Author: Michael McCaughan
"These essays range in time from the Viking age to the present day and include studies on trade, shipping, shipbuilding, fishing and smuggling, besides consideration of the geographical context and sources for regional maritime history."--Dust jacket.
This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Ã varr's family, from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014.
Author: Clare Downham
Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s AD. Over time, their raids became more intense and by the mid 9th century, Vikings had established a number of settlements in Ireland and Britain and had become heavily involved with local politics. A particularly successful Viking leader named Ã varr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. His descendants dominated the major seaports of Ireland and challenged the power of kings in Britain during the late 9th and 10th centuries. In 1014, the battle of Clontarf marked a famous stage in the decline of Viking power in Ireland while the conquest of England in 1013 by the Danish king Sveinn Forkbeard marked a watershed in the history of Vikings in Britain. The descendants of Ã varr continued to play a significant role in the history of Dublin and the Hebrides until the 12th century, but they did not threaten to overwhelm the major kingships of Britain or Ireland in this later period as they had done before. This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Ã varr's family, from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014. Such an account is necessary in light of the flurry of new work that has been done in other areas of Viking Studies. Recent theoretical approaches to the subject have raised many interesting questions regarding identity, material culture, and structures of authority. Archaeological finds and excavations have also offered potentially radical insights into Viking settlement and society. In line with these developments, Clare Downham provides a reconsideration of events based on contemporary written accounts.
Author: Cambrian Archaeological AssociationPublish On: 1970
Inventory of British Antiquities of the Viking Period found in Norway , are both
made of wood . ( see Lucas 1967 , p . 212 : ' It is ... This second Viking Age , as it
has been called , did not much affect the Irish Sea . Then , as in the ninth century
an Old Irish poem about a king Olaf of Dublin could well be about this ninth-
century Olaf. His royal marriage and family ties would explain why a poem
praising a Viking king was written in Irish during the ninth century. The poem
focuses on his ...
Author: Joseph Nagy
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
The literary, historical, and linguistic confluence that characterized the Irish-Sea region in the pre-modern period is reflected in the interdisciplinarity of these new research essays, centered on the literatures, languages, and histories of the Irish-Sea communities of the Middle Ages, much of which is still evoked in contemporary culture. The contributors to this collection dive deep into the rich historical record, heroic literature, and story lore of the medieval communities ringing the Irish Sea, with case studies that encompass Manx, Irish, Scandinavian, Welsh, and English traditions. Manannán, the famous travelling Celtic divinity who supposedly claimed the Isle of Man as his home, mingles here with his mythical, legendary, and historical neighbors, whose impact on our image and understanding of the pre-modern cultures of the Northern Atlantic has persisted down through the centuries.
The Irish Sea would be an area of major activity for these raiders. It is far more
sensible to talk about this as a region, rather than a collection of nation states
gathered around this sea as we might now think of it. All the modern countries
round it ...
Author: W. B. Bartlett
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A comprehensive new history of the infamous Vikings. Those men and women raided and traded their way into history whilst at the same time helping to build new nations in Scandinavia and beyond.
7 As noted , the Vikings deserve much of the credit for the deliberate creation of
an Irish Sea trading zone from Dublin , Waterford , and Wexford . Indirectly the Vikings also were responsible for the medieval renewal of one of the important ...
Author: Benjamin T. Hudson
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Irish Sea studies, 900â??1200 examines some of the events and personalities round the Irish Sea province at a crucial time in the development of medieval Europe. The Irish Sea had been a meeting ground for commerce, religion, and war throughout centuries, and around the first millennium this region of the North Atlantic became a barometer of the changes that were reshaping the lands of northern Europe. This volume of revised essays looks at political and cultural contact and change throughout the liquid highway between Ireland and Britain, covering topics such as the end of the Viking Age, the collapse of the Old English kingdom, the earliest contacts with the Normans, economic revival and change, and religious reform.
The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe.
Author: Stephen E. Harding
Publisher: CRC Press
The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in the western world. In the modern imagination they represent ruthlessness, heroism, adventurousness, and a unique prestige embellished by the wondrous tales and poetry of the sagas. Yet the sum of evidence for the Viking presence is far less clear than their reputation implies. In Search of Vikings presents a collection of papers from experts in a broad range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, to provide a detailed understanding of the Vikings in peace and in war. This book focuses on one particularly exciting area of the Viking world, namely the north-west region of England, where they are known to have settled in large numbers. North-west England was the crossroads between Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It was a battleground for distant powers and dynasties, and its Irish Sea coastline created opportunities for trading and settlement. Silver hoards, burials, and Old Norse place-names attest to the Viking presence, and Scandinavian DNA is detectable amongst the modern population. The 12 integrated studies in this book are designed to reinvigorate the search for Vikings in this crucial region and to provide must-reading for anyone interested in Viking history.
Raftery , Joseph , ' A Viking burial in County Galway ' , Journal of the Galway
Archaeological and Historical Society 29 ( 1960 – 1 ) , 3 - 6 . Redknap , Mark , Vikings in ... The Vikings and the Irish Sea ' , in Donald Moore ( ed . ) , The Irish Sea ...
Author: Mary A. Valante
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Over the course of 250 years, Viking raiders & their descendants settled in & urbanized Ireland, connecting the Irish with long-distance trade routes as never before. This book presents an accurate picture of the complex relationship between the town-dwelling Scandinavians & the rural Irish.
This book is part of a new series produced by Historic Scotland and Canongate which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.
Author: Olwyn Owen
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Initially they came as raiders and traders, but soon they built links with other civilizations and settled among them. They served as mercenaries at the court of Byzantium and discovered America five hundred years before Columbus. They established towns and a network of communications, exploited the riches of the East and explored the uncharted waters of the North Atlantic, colonizing uninhabited or sparsely populated lands on the margins of Europe. And early during this great outpouring of people from the Scandinavian homelands, the Vikings also came to England, Ireland and Scotland. The Sea Road takes the reader on a voyage through Viking Scotland. From Norway in the ninth century, the Vikings travelled to the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland, and established the Orkney earldom as a powerful base from which they could make inroads into northern and north-east Scotland. Continuing the voyage around the north-west coast of Scotland, the next land-fall is the Western Isles, which the Vikings came to rule as surely as they did the north, and from where their influence was to penetrate into the westerns part of mainland Scotland. Finally, the ever pragmatic Vikings established a base in south-west Scotland and forged links with a mix of peoples in the Irish Sea area. Here the Isle of Man, a Viking kingdom, was pivotal in a cultural crossroads between Ireland, northern England and south-west Scotland. But it was in the north that their influence endured. The Viking Orkney earldom came to be an important player in the politics of the emerging nation of Scotland, and its influence was felt into medieval times and beyond. Even today, the traveler to Orkney and Shetland enters a Scandinavian Scotland. This book is part of a new series produced by Historic Scotland and Canongate which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.
The advent of the Vikings created a Scandinavian thalassocracy; and with
Scandinavian settlement in the Hebrides, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Cumbria, and
Anglesey, the Irish Sea resembled a Scandinavian lake by the tenth and eleventh
Author: Russell Andrew McDonald
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
For over forty years, King Ragnvald Godredsson of Man and the Isles was a power to be reckoned with in the seas between Britain and Ireland. This book explores Ragnvald's reign within the framework of the dynasty to which he belonged (the Crovan dynasty) and the ultra-competitive arena of the Irish Sea basin in the decades around 1200.
Author: Viking Society for Northern ResearchPublish On: 2002
From a specifically academic viewpoint , the new scope it yields for the
integration of Anglesey ( and , indeed , the second half of the ninth century ) into
a fuller picture of Viking activity in and around the Irish Sea is much to be prized .
Peter H. Sawyer , " The Vikings and the Irish Sea , " The Irish Sea province in
archaeology and history , ed . by Donald Moore ( Cardiff : Cambrian
Archaeological Association , 1970 ) , 89 . 281. Michael Dolley , " An Irish
comment , " Mediaeval ...
Author: Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian SocietyPublish On: 1995
The first recorded presence of Vikings in the Irish Sea dates, according to the
Annals of Ulster, to 795, when Viking ships raided Rechru (Rathlin Island off the
coast of Antrim). In 798 the Vikings returned to the Irish Sea and raided a place ...
Author: Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society
London : Brit Mus Publs , 1980 , 312 p , bibl . o 7141 1354 9 . From a major
exhibition . * - ( ed ) , Viking treasure from the northwest : the Cuerdale hoard in
its context . Selected papers from the Vikings of the Irish Sea conference ,
Author: Cherry Lavell
Where can I find an amateur archaeological society to join? How can I find out more about a particular aspect of archaeology? Which are the most useful available texts in this field? Which Universities run archaeology courses? If you have ever asked or been asked any of the above questions, then this is the book for you - a one-stop, truly comprehensive, dedicated and reliable sourcebook for archaeology. In one volume the Handbook offers an astonishingly wide range of up-to-date information, including: Lists of organisations, national societies and special interest groups within archaeology and contributory disciplines A catalogue of finding aids such as printed bibliographies, dictionaries, map lists and record office directories A guide to grant sources Lists of archaeological touring guides Bibliography of books offering starting points for almost any topic encountered in archaeology With a full subject and author index to help the reader navigate the information, this Handbookis the most comprehensive guide to sources and resources available in British and Irish Archaeology.
Like the more notorious Vikings , early Irish searaiders also possessed a detailed
knowledge of the seas and estuaries around Ireland . A fifth - century manuscript
of Gaelic poetry refers to the Irish as ' a seafaring people ' . It has also been ...
Author: Jim Mac Laughlin
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Donegal: the making of a northern county (Four Courts Press. 2007) This anthology uses extracts from a wide variety of sources to examine social and geographical change in Donegal over the past five centuries. Combining the approaches of the literary anthologist with those of the historian and social geographer. Jim Mac Laughlin focuses on changes in community life and material culture in Donegal from the pro-Colonial period to the late twentieth century. `Rich in what is called in Gaelic, tir colas, or knowledge of the land. The sheer range of his research shows his commitment to promoting an understanding of Donegal's unique character. I salute him for that achievement.' Frank McGuinness. playicright `Masterful, as complete a picture of this northern county and its people as one could possibly wish for.' Irish Times `Packed with insights about the historical-geographical specificity of nationalism and nation-states. Mae Laughlin places the history of nationalism in Europe in the whole misbegotten history of racial stereotypes, religious prejudices and competing elite political projects of nation state-formation.' Professor John Agnew. University of California. Los Angeles `A wide-ranging analysis of nation-building which uses Irish history to illuminat nationalism as a modern process. A major contribution to the discussion.' Professor Immanuel Wallerstein. Yale University `Mae Laughlin writes with a sharp brilliance about the intersection between places. politics, systems and cultures, while steering clear of any surrender to global blandness.' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times `Concerned with the intersection between private anguish and public policy, this thoroughly researched work argues passionately against a complacent acceptance of the conditions that continue to produce emigration.' Irish Times
Keywords : Norse legend of St Sunniva , Viking settlements , Caithness ,
Sutherland , the Hebrides , Man , Ireland and ... In this paper I search among
these settlements , especially around the Irish Sea and along the Scottish coast ,
for traces of ...