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From the Publisher“…the authors have penned a concise narrative on Viking Age Iceland, with the most intelligent discussion available on the Gael-Gadhill—apostate Celts who allied with the Norse invaders and gave their name to later Galway. Maps and illustrations are excellent. Highly recommended.”
"The chapters discussing maritime skills of the Vikings--brilliant historical narrative--combine documentary sources such as sagas with archaeology and historical reconstructions of Viking ships to show how these early mariners could sail the harsh seas of the North Atlantic (even braving such horrors as occasional rogue waves). The description of the construction of the keelson, designed to keep the mast in place in Viking ships, and of the rigging of Viking ships is also particularly evocative material. This book will be wecomed by Viking specialists and medievalists and will be bot huseful and interesting for general readers."
-William E. Watson, Immaculata University
"The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps. For studies of navigation, shipbuilding, and Scandinavian history after the eleventh century, Viking Empires is a useful book."
-Benjamin Hudson, Pennsylvania State University, Journal of Medieval Studies