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
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.


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.


Author: Mabie, Hamilton Wright
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 1999
No. of pages: 250
Illustrations: 259 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound
Size: 9”x 6”
Weight: 2.00
ISBN: 781807700
Code: 3595

Price: $24.95

Stories of brave warriors, fierce gods, and exciting adventures are included in such tales as “Odin’s Search for Wisdom,” “Thor Goes a Fishing,” “How Thor Fought the Giant Hrungner” and “The Twilight of the Gods” will enchant children and adults alike.

QUEEN EMMA AND THE VIKINGS. A History of Power, Love, and Greed in Eleventh-Century England

Author: O’Brien, Harriet
Country: New York
Language: English
Year Published: 2005
No. of pages: 264
Illustrations: 10 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound with Jacket
Size: 9”x 6”
Weight: 1.00
ISBN: 1582345961
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Code: 6133

Price: $19.50

In O’Brien’s richly detailed biography of Queen Emma, a fascinating portrait of a little-known but remarkable woman emerges. The quintessential monarch, Emma was a political pawn turned master manipulator at the center of Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all jostling for control of eleventh-century England. From child bride to dowager queen, Emma left an indelible mark on a nation beset by Vikings. Fourteen years after her death, it fell prey to her Norman family when William the Conqueror invaded in 1066.