The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective (Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology)

By: Jesch, Judith.

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Hardback in black cloth boards with red titles, with pp380. First Edition. With maps and index in Near Fine condition. With dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. Using the evidence of archaeology, poetry, legal texts and annals, this volume investigates the social, economic and symbolic structures of early Scandinavia at the time of the Viking expansion. The contributors provide an outline ethnograpjy, covering dwellings and settlements, kinship and social relations, law, political structures and external relations, rural and urban economies, and the ideology of warfare. The topics are discussed through case-studies from the contributors' recent research, illustrating the changing scholarly interpretations of this formative period in Scandinavian history. By addressing these key research questions, the contributions trace the background to and the impact of urbanisation and Christianisation, and the development of royal power, which stimulated the transition from the Viking age to the medieval period in Scandinavia. This book brings together for the first time in English a wealth of current Scandinavian archaeological, historical and cultural research.

Title: The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective (Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology)

Author Name: Jesch, Judith.

Categories: Ancient History & Archaeology,

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0851158676

ISBN Number 13: 9780851158679

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008022

Keywords: Archaeoethnology, Archaeology, ,