Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North

Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North

by Kristjan Ahronson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442646179
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Series: Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS) Series , #8
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Kristján Ahronson is Lecturer in Archaeology at Prifysgol Bangor University in Wales.

Table of Contents



List of Illustrations, Tables and Abbreviations


Chapter One: Nineteenth-Century Legacies: Literature, Language and the Imagining of the St. Lawrence Irish

Chapter Two: A Fruitful Conversation Between Disciplines

Chapter Three: Pabbays and Paibles: Pap-Names and Gaelic and Old Norse Speakers in Scotland’s Hebridean Islands

Chapter Four: Seljaland, Vestur-Eyjafjallahreppur, Iceland

Chapter Five: Dating the Cave

Chapter Six: Three Dimensions of Environmental Change

Chapter Seven: The Crosses of a Desert Place?

To Conclude


What People are Saying About This

Richard North

“Ahronson’s archaeological material is given in exhaustive descriptive and photographic detail, making a tempting case for the settlement in c. 800 of a community of Christian Gaels from Ireland or the western British Isles on the southern Icelandic coast.”

David Griffiths

“This is an important and detailed book, based on serious scholarship, fieldwork, and recording. It will re-energize the debate around the earliest settlement of Iceland.”

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