The Viking Ship
The Viking ship is one of the most iconic images of the Viking Age. As well as including well-known vessels such as the spectacular ship-burials from Gokstad and Oseberg in southern Norway, Viking Ships introduces the newly-conserved Roskilde 6 ship from Denmark. Measuring at over 37 metres, this is the longest Viking ship ever discovered and will form the core of the touring exhibition Vikings: life and legend. The Vikings used their shipbuilding skills to command the sea; their famous ships permitted the exploration, colonization and the raids for which they are best known. This book will explore the evolution of their sea-going vessels and celebrate this outstanding feature of the Viking Age.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0714123404
Viking and Iron Age Expanded Boats (Viking Ship
During the summers from 2005 to 2007, the Viking Ship Museum reconstructed and built three boats from the Iron Age and Viking Age. Common to all three boats is that they all have a thin, hollowed-out log boat as their basic component, which is heated and softened over fire and then expanded out into a new hull form.In this book, archaeologist Ole Crumlin-Pedersen presents the archaeological background of expanded boats, while boat-builder Hanus Jensen describes how the three reconstructions were built.Both authors communicate their knowledge and experience with such passion, that we as readers get entirely swept up in their enthusiasm for this part of the Nordic clinker-built boat’s history.
- ASIN: 8785180742
The Viking Ships in Oslo
The discovery of the Tune ship in 1867 and the Gokstad ship in 1880 meant a tremendous advance... Now we had an answer to practically all our questions regarding the construction and building of the Viking ships and about the way in which practical problems large and small were solved and about these matters the sagas say almost nothing. And then, in 1904, the third and last of the "classic" Viking ships was uncovered - the Oseberg ship. All these three ships may now be seen in the Viking Ship Hall at Bygday in Oslo, and we hope that this booklet may provide an answer to more of the questions likely to be asked by the visitor to this exhibition.
- ASIN: B0007BRCL2
Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby (Ships & Boats of the
Ships and shipbuilding were important elements of Viking culture and a precondition for trade, warfare and conquest. The important excavations at the Viking towns of Hedeby and Schleswig-Holstein revealed a rich body of finds of wrecks and parts of ships. This is a report on this material and also examines the role of the towns as ports and the role of trading in their development.
- ASIN: 8785180300
The Great Believers
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTIONWINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler“A page turner . . . An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis.” —The New York Times Book Review A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary ParisIn 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS aff...
- ASIN: 0735223521
Ladby: A Danish Ship-grave from the Viking Age (Ships & Boats of the
A Danish Shipgrave from the Viking Age.
- ASIN: 8785180440
- UPC: 884935056864
Viking Glass 1944-1970 (Schiffer Book for
Over 520 beautiful color photographs display the fine quality, distinctive, handmade, modern glassware produced by the Viking Glass Company of New Martinsville, West Virginia, from 1944 to 1970. Viking animals, baskets, candelabras, novelties, smoking items, tablewares, and vases are shown in various patterns, cuttings, etchings, and other decorations, including Banford, Burlap, Crackle, Encore, Meadow Wreath, Three Foils, and Viking Star. Thorough listings of the Viking product lines, from Ancestral to Tundra, are accompanied by a company history, an extensive bibliography, index, and current market values. This book is a must for everyone with an appreciation for fine quality glassware.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
- ASIN: 0764318594
Skuldelev Ships 1 (Ships & Boats of the
- ASIN: 8785180467
Hjortspring: A Pre-Roman Iron Age Warship in Context (Ships & Boats of the
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.
- ASIN: 8785180521
Large Cargo Ships in Danish Waters 1000-1250: Evidence of specialised merchant seafaring prior to the Hanseatic Period (Ships & Boats of the
“A wealthy man in Denmark, citizen of the town of Schleswig, built a large ship at great expense. And the king of the country decided to join company and take part in the profits. And after he had made good half of the costs, he owned a corresponding part of the ship …”The medieval Hanseatic merchants are famous for their maritime trade network, which extended across Northern Europe from the 13th century onward. The rare quote above sheds light on a less known period, beginning in the late Viking Age, when large, elegant cargo ships were built and sailed across the sea by Scandinavian merchants.This volume presents the earliest archaeological evidence for specialized merchant seafaring in Danish waters. The cargo ship-finds of Eltang Vig, Lynæs, Karschau and Haderslev are explored in detail in order to illuminate the technology and style of a dynamic age of maritime enterprise and cultural transformation.
- ASIN: 878518053X
Viking Age War Fleets: Shipbuilding, resource management and maritime warfare in 11th-century Denmark (Maritime Culture of the
In the Scandinavian societies of the Viking Age the ship was omnipresent. Politically, ideologically and economically the ship played a central role, and in the military operations, which are the subject of this book, the ship and its armed crew were the fundamental means of achieving military goals. This publication deals with the organizational, resource-related and operational aspects of the building and use of ships for warfare in 11th-century Denmark.
- ASIN: 8785180726
Horrible Histories 10 Book Box Set [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2016] Terry
Experience all the foul favourites from the Horrible Histories series including the Terrifying Tudors and the Awful Egyptians to the Measly Middle Ages, and encourages children to really engage with historical subjects in a way that they will thoroughly enjoy. Includes: 'Woeful Second World War', 'Frightful First World War', 'Vile Victorians', 'Gorgeous Georgians', 'Terrifying Tudors', 'Measly Middle Ages', 'Vicious Vikings', 'Rotten Romans', 'Groovy Greeks' and 'Awful Egyptians'. Featuring some of the very best from Terry Deary's Horrible Histories series with illustrations by the incredible Martin Brown, this fantastic set of Horrible Histories Books is a must for any child's book shelf. This paperback book set measures: 19.7 x 13 x 9.5cm.
- Brand: Scholastic Promotional 1 Jun 2016
- ASIN: 1407173111
Skinboats of Greenland (Ships & Boats of the
This book documents the Innuit use of the kayak and umiak boats. The kayak was predominantly a hunting boat, used for long voyages, usually up rivers and streams. The umaik, by contrast, was for hunting and travelling, and was often taken whale-hunting off the north coast of Alaska. The book is divided into two sections - one for each boat type - and is lavishly illustrated throughout.
- Brand: Brand: Viking Ship Museum
- ASIN: 8785180084
The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked
The most famous chess set in the world... here is a new and vibrant perspective on the chess pieces that were also brought to life in the first Harry Potter movie. There is mystery and intrigue surrounding these whimsical but "true to life" and emotive sculptures of kings, queens, bishops, wardens and the panoply of players. Purportedly made in Scandinavia in the 12th century -- of walrus tusks and whale teeth - they have become iconic examples of our lasting love of chess. Their origins, however, is one of theory and controversy. This book has new research from the National Museums of Scotland on their craftsmanship, origins and historical context. The chessmen are the subject of a blockbuster exhibition at the Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum through April, 2012.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1905267460
Wulfstan's Voyage: The Baltic Sea Region in the early Viking Age as seen from shipboard (Maritime Culture of the
Following on from the success of Ohthere's Voyages , this volume presents Wulfstan's account of a voyage along the east-west axis of the Baltic Sea, providing a rare and vivid view of the early Viking Age.Table of ContentsForeword (Ole Crumlin-Pedersen & Friedrich Lüth) Wulfstan's Account; Wulfstan’s voyage and his description of Estland: the text and the language of the text (Janet Bately); Who was Wulfstan? (Judith Jesch); Wulfstan’s account in the context of early medieval travel literature (Rudolf Simek); On the reliability of Wulfstan’s report (Przemyslaw Urbanczyk) The Western and Central Baltic Sea Region in the 9th and 10th Centuries; Ests, Slavs and Saxons: ethnic groups and political structures (Christian Lübke, with a note by Przemyslaw Urbanczyk); Danes and Swedes in written and archaeological sources at the end of the 9th century (Wladyslaw Duczko); Routes and long-distance traffic thee nodal points of Wulfstan’s voyage (Søren M. Sindbæk); Hedeby in Wulfstan’s days: a Danish emporium of the Viking Age between East and West (Volker Hilberg); Wulfstan and the coast of southern Scandinavia: sailing routes from Langeland to Möre (Johan Callmer); Viking-Age sailing routes of the western Baltic Sea a matter of safety (Jens Ulriksen); Harbours and trading c...
- ASIN: 8785180564
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- ASIN: 0241309468
Lonely Planet Norway (Travel
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Norway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit Norway's cultural capital, Oslo; hike to breathtaking Pulpit Rock; or savour the high Arctic in Svalbard - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Norway and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Norway Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, Sami people, arts, architecture, cuisine Over 54 maps Covers Oslo, Geirangerfjord, Lofoten Islands, Bergen, Svalbard, Tromso, Kristiansand, Kongsberg, Rjukan, Finse, Hardangervidda Plateau, Roros, Jotunheimen National Park, Voss, Trondheim, Nordland, Senja, Longyearbyen and ...
- Brand: Lonely Planet
- ASIN: 1742202071
guide to the Viking Ship
Color illustrated pamphlet of the Oslo Norway Viking Ship Museum.
- ASIN: B001IM34BG
The Long Ships (New York Review Books
- ASIN: B003WUYOP2
Prague in Black and Gold: The History of a
From the Velvet Revolution to the disturbing world of Franz Kafka, from the devastation of the Thirty Years War to the musical elegance of Mozart and Dvorak, Prague is steeped in a wealth of history and culture. "Prague In Black And Gold" is a first class history of this unique city, allowing us to unravel layer upon layer of startlingly symbolic sites and buildings to reveal the real Prague. '"Prague In Black And Gold" is an exceptional work - and exceptionally reliable ...I am sure that this will be an important and exciting guide for all who wish to learn more about the famous people and important events in the history of the Czech lands and their capital' - Ivan Klima, "The Times".
- ASIN: 014026888X
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