Vikings of the Irish Sea

Vikings of the Irish Sea

by David Griffiths
     
 

This book looks at the activities of the Vikings in the Irish Sea, a band of water that has been important since prehistoric times in the history of maritime cultural exchange between Britain and Ireland as well as the Scandinavian countries. The Vikings fully exploited their naval dominance to exert their influence across this area and David Griffiths presents a

Overview

This book looks at the activities of the Vikings in the Irish Sea, a band of water that has been important since prehistoric times in the history of maritime cultural exchange between Britain and Ireland as well as the Scandinavian countries. The Vikings fully exploited their naval dominance to exert their influence across this area and David Griffiths presents a unique overview of the results of this dominance. The book will look in detail at the activities of the Vikings in Wales, NW England, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Ireland. The archaeological evidence such as silver hoards and burials, along with the evidence of place-names, settlement, and sculpture provide a fascinating insight into the mechanisms of Viking power in these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752436463
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Griffith's is Lecturer in Archaeology in the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and director of the MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology at Kellogg College. He has recently been carrying out excavations at the Bay of Skaill in Orkney where medieval and Viking buildings have come to light.

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