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The Vikings in Islay: The Place of Names in Hebridean Settlement History

By: Alan Macniven

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005385

ISBN: 1906566623

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New. First edition, pp xi, 419, maps, notes, bibliography, indices. The Hebridean island of Islay is well-known for its whisky, its wildlife and its association with the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. There would seem to be little reason to dwell on its fate at the hands of marauding Northmen during the Viking Age. Despite a pivotal location on the 'sea road' from Norway to Ireland, there are no convincing records of the Vikings ever having been there. In recent years, historians have been keen to marginalise the island's Viking experience, choosing instead to focu... View more info