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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
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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 : 1903238242
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.

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 Mariner S Mirror

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ISBN : UVA:X004309096
Genre : Naval art and science
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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.

Water Transport

Author : James Hornell
ISBN : 9781107475366
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1946, this book presents a comprehensive account regarding the origins and early evolution of water transport written by the renowned British ethnographer and zoologist James Hornell (1865-1949). The focus of the text is on different types of transport, and it is divided into three main sections: the first section is on 'Floats, Rafts and Kindred Craft', the second is on 'Skin Boats: Coracles, Curraghs, Kayaks and their Kin' and the third is on 'Bark Canoes, Dugouts and Plank-Built Craft'. Numerous illustrative figures and a detailed bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology and the history of water transport.

Humaniora Norvegica

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ISBN : UOM:39015076632440
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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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Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015013724060
Genre : Country life
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