Vikings


LAND, SEA AND HOME: Settlement in the Viking Period.

Author: Hines, John, Alan Lane, and Mark Redknap
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 482
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 175 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 9 1/2”x 7”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9781905981854
Biblio/Bio: Index.
Code: 6207

Price: $110.00

The twenty-eight papers in this volume explore the practical life, domestic settings, landscapes and seascapes of the Viking world. Their geographical horizons stretch from Iceland to Russia, with particular emphasis on new discoveries in the Scandinavian homelands and in Britain and Ireland. With a rich combination of disciplinary perspectives, new interpretations are presented of evidence for buildings and technology, navigation, trade and military organization, the ideology of place, and cultural interactions and comparisons between Viking and native groups. Together, these reveal the multivalent importance of settlement archeology and history for an understanding of the pivotal phase within the Middle Ages that was the Viking Period.

LANGUAGE AND HISTORY IN VIKING AGE ENGLAND. Linguistic Relations between Speakers of Old Norse and Old English

Author: Townend, Matthew
Country: Belgium
Language: English
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 248
Illustrations:
Binding: Softbound
Size: 10”x 6”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 2503512925
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Code: 5445

Price: $65.00

This is the first ever book-length study of the nature and significance of the linguistic contact between speakers of Old Norse and Old English in Viking Age England. It investigates in a wide-ranging and systematic fashion a foundational but under-considered factor in the history and culture of the Vikings in England. The subject is an important one for many areas of study: for late Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age history; for language and literature in the late Anglo-Saxon period; and for the history and development of the English language. The work’s primary focus is on Anglo-Norse Language contact, with a particular emphasis on the question of possible mutual intelligibility between speakers of the two languages; but since languaga%contact is an emphatically socialinguistic phenomenon, the work’s methodology combines linguistic, literary and historical approaches.

LITTLE BOOK ABOUT THE RUNES, A.

Author: Jónasson, Björn
Country: Iceland
Language: English
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 59
Illustrations: 32 Color Illustrations. 8 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 7”x 4 1/2”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 9979856386
Biblio/Bio: Bibl.
Code: 5790

Price: $21.50

The old runic letters were much used in the Viking Age. Runes have been found from the Black Sea in the South to Russia in the east, all over Europe and Scandinavia, and in Greenland. Runes on memorial stones, weapons, tools, calfskin, wax plates, wooden boards and pins. They were used to send messages, mark possesions, make calendars, write law-books and love letters. This concise and readable book tells the story of the viking runes, and each letter is explained with the help of a runic verse dating from the Viking Age. A quick guide to a fascinating world, for the general reader.

NORSE MYTHOLOGY. Great Stories from the Eddas

Author: Mabie, Hamilton Wright
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 92
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Softbound
Size: 8 1/2”x 5 1/2”
Weight: 0.00
ISBN: 0486420825
Biblio/Bio:
Code: 4948

Price: $5.95

Written in the 13th Century, the Eddas are Icelandic collections of early Scandinavian Mythology that relate the marvelous deeds of Old Norse gods and Heroes.The present volume features masterful retellings of 17 of the best tales that entertained medieval Scandinavians over 700 years.

NORSE MYTHS & TALES ANTHOLOGY OF CLASSIC TALES.

Author: Foreword by Dr. Brittay Schorn
Country: United Kingdom
Language:
Year Published: 2018
No. of pages: 479
Illustrations:
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 9781786647696.
Biblio/Bio: Bios.
Code: 6271

Price: $19.50

Lively, stark and formidable, the imagery of Norse mythology storms through this classic collection. The fierce glory of Odin, Frey, Loki and their fellow gods of Asgard are featured here with all the great adventures, from Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, to the endings of Ragnarok. And from the fabled Bifrost to the forging of Thor’s hammer, each Viking legend is riven with a vitality that speaks to us still. The latest title in Flame Tree's beautiful, comprehensive series of Gothic Fantasy titles, concentrates on the ancient, epic origins of modern fantasy.