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    DescriptionFilling 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.


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    Title
    The Viking World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stefan Brink, Edited by Neil Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 717
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 2,041 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415333153
    ISBN 10: 0415333156
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A17660000, A14203000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS044000
    DC22: 948.022
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DN
    DC22: 948/.022
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
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    LC classification: DL65 .V595 2008
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHDJ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    50 black & white halftones, 50 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stefan Brink is Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Director of Centre for Scandinavian Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Neil Price is Associate Professor of Archaeology, Conservation, and Historical Studies at Oslo University, and Docent in Archaeology at The University of Uppsala, Sweden.
    Review quote
    'Editors Brink and Price are to be commended for coordinating this impressive volume. The book is large and learned, intended as a reference work for scholars and serious students of Scandinavia in the Viking Age. Lay readers with a keen interest in the Vikings will also wish to have this reference work, not only for the wealth of information, but also because the articles are well written by noted scholars. The articles are often wide-ranging, and the breadth given to the various topics covered is impressive ! Indispensable for scholars of the Middle Ages who wish to expand their course offerings by teaching courses on the Viking age, or for scholars and students who wish to do research in this field.' -- CHOICE
    Table of contents
    Part 1: Viking Age Scandinavia People, Society and Social Institutions. Living Space. Technology and Trade. Warfare and Weaponry. Pre-Christian Religion and Belief. Language, Literature and Art Part 2: The Viking Expansion The British Isles. Continental Europe and the Mediterranean. The Baltic. Russia and the East. The North Atlantic Part 3: Scandinavia Enters the European Stage The Coming of Christianity. The Development of Nation States (riki)