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The Vikings in Ireland and Beyond: Before and After the Battle of Clontarf.

9781846824951

The Vikings in Ireland and Beyond: Before and After the Battle of Clontarf

Edited by Howard B. Clarke and Ruth Johnson

Four Courts Press

2015

526 pages

$70.00

Hardcover

DA932

This volume of themed essays was published under the auspices of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (est. 1849) to celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf (1014). It provides a broader view of Scandinavian interactions with Ireland based on the most recent archaeological, literary, documentary, and art historical research. The essays cover various topics: one suggests that rather than hit-and-run raiders, there is evidence that the Norse established temporary bases on islands and coast; another finds that the roots of urbanism lay in the establishment of fortifications (the longphort; while others look at weaponry, monetary exchange, burial, art, craft, ornament and dress, and women in Norse studies, inter alia. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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