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Patterns of Power in Early Wales

Wendy Davies

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201533
eISBN:
9780191674921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201533.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is an exploration of the nature of power in early medieval Wales. The book examines the distribution of power, territorial and social, and traces the ways in which contemporaries defined ... More


The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748608584
eISBN:
9780748670710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book provides the first modern synthesis of the archaeology of Skye and Western Isles: a region with some of the finest and best-preserved archaeological monuments in Europe. Our understanding ... More


Social Networks and Community in the Viking Age

Anna Wallette

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

During the Viking Age, the use of private violence was a precondition for social power. Iceland, for instance, was a law-making community but had no executive power to put the laws into effect. ... More


Vikings

Wendy Davies

in Patterns of Power in Early Wales

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201533
eISBN:
9780191674921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201533.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries were a period of notable English and Scandinavian interest in Wales. This brought Vikings and Englishmen to Wales and Welshmen to England and Ireland. This ... More


Sand-dunes and Stray Finds: Evidence for Pre-Viking Trade?

David Griffiths

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines discoveries of pre-Viking material that have occurred in sand-dune-dominated coastal margins and evaluates whether they are indicative of pre-Viking trade in the British and ... More


Westward from Vinland: An Immigrant Saga by Hjalmar Holand

David M. Krueger

in Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One outlines the immediate aftermath of Ohman’s discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone in 1898 and also situates the rune stone in the history of Scandinavian immigrant fascination with ... More


Carl Sagan: Mars and Beyond

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Carl Sagan advised NASA on the Viking mission that landed two spacecraft on Mars (1976). In 1970, he helped prepare interstellar messenger plaques attached to NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11, the first ... More


Viking Law and Order: Places and Rituals of Assembly in the Medieval North

Alexandra Sanmark

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402293
eISBN:
9781474435260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402293.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Until very recently Viking Age and Old Norse assembly (thing) sites were essentially unknown, apart from a few select sites, such as Thingvellir in Iceland. The Vikings are well-known for their ... More


Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although there has been much recent interest in the interaction of England and Ireland in the Viking Age, the links between the Anglo-Saxons and the Irish in the period before 800 have been much less ... More


Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

David M. Krueger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696918
eISBN:
9781452952444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696918.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Myths of the Rune Stone tells the story of how white Midwesterners created, adapted, and propagated a myth that Viking missionaries had visited their region and were “massacred” by local Indians ... More


‘Ye Shall Know Them by Their Names’: Names and Identity among the Irish and the English

Paul Russell

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter aims to address several questions concerning the identification of Irishmen in England in the period before the arrival of the Vikings. It focuses on the onosmatic aspects of the ... More


Trouble at the White House: Anglo-Irish Relations and the Cult of St Martin

Juliet Mullins

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the doubtful issues in Bede's account of the pre-Viking history of Britain and Ireland in his Historia Ecclesiastica (HE). It focuses on the section of the HE where Bede ... More


Anglo-Saxon, Irish and British Relations: Hanging-Bowls Reconsidered

Susan Youngs

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the origin of the enamelled hanging-bowls discovered in Sutton Hoo and their implications for understanding Anglo-Saxon, Irish, and British relations. It suggests that such ... More


Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Jón Vidar Sigurdsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Friendship was the most important social bond in Iceland and Norway during the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages. Far more significantly than kinship ties, it defined relations between chieftains, ... More


Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Sverre Bagge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Christianity and European-style monarchy—the cross and the scepter—were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. This ... More


Glitter in the Dragon’s Lair: Irish and Anglo-Saxon Metalwork from Pre-Viking Wales, c.400–850

Mark Redknap

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Irish and Anglo-Saxon metalwork in Wales during the pre-Viking period from 400 to 850. The findings indicate that the conscious creation or adaptation of distinctive glitter in ... More


Cemetery Settlements and Local Churches in Pre-Viking Ireland in Light of Comparisons with England and Wales

Tomás Ó Carragáin

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter re-examines the evidence for local ecclesiastical and other burial sites in pre-Viking Ireland. It compares local churches and cemetery settlements in pre-Viking Ireland with those found ... More


Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colmán, Gerald and the Monastery of Mayo

Ní Máire Mhaonaigh

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the historical accounts of Viking raids in Ireland and Britain during the last years of the eighth century or the early years of the ninth. It compares the accounts of Bede and ... More


Introduction: Beowulf and Wiglaf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.01
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This introductory chapter opens with the importance of Wiglaf, who shares the limelight with Beowulf for the last fifth of the poem (580 lines), with this set alongside the near contiguous reigns of ... More


The King’s Soul: Danish Mythology in Beowulf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.07
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter returns to the question of Danish influence on Beowulf (discussed in Chapter 1), arguing that the poet uses Viking mythology to define the moral status of his heathens, particularly ... More


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