Hjortspring: A Pre-Roman Iron Age Warship in Context (Ships & Boats of the North)

By: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen; Athena Trakadas

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Large hardcover, some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed on ffep to a previous owner - signed "Ole", pp 293, b&w and colour illustrations, references, index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 2KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. The Hjortsping boat, fully excavated in the 1920s, is arguably the most important archaeological find from early Iron Age Scandinavia. This volume forms the first English-language analysis of the find and its context, beginning with the background to the discovery and excavation of the warship and its new display at the centre of a special exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen. Illustrated throughout with photographs, many in colour, and drawings of each part of the warship and its associated finds, this is an extremely well-presented study. Specialist contributions examine the warship's construction and components, its geometrical proportions and hydrodynamics, evidence for paddles and its date. Sections also discuss the reconstruction of the ship, and its sailing trials, associated weapons and everyday objects. Emphasis is placed throughout on its context, with sections examining the identity of the shipbuilders, the military organisation of northern Europe in the 4th century BC, ship iconography during the Bronze and early Iron Ages and other examples of ships found across Europe. The enclosed CD-Rom contains images from the sea trials of the reconstruction and scenes from the original excavations. Includes a Danish summary.

Title: Hjortspring: A Pre-Roman Iron Age Warship in Context (Ships & Boats of the North)

Author Name: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen; Athena Trakadas

Categories: Maritime, Ancient History & Archaeology,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Viking Ship Museum: 2003

ISBN Number: 8785180521

ISBN Number 13: 9788785180520

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 007437