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Title:
Vikings in Scotland : an archaeological survey
Author:
Graham-Campbell, James.
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Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xviii, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780748608638

9780748606412
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Book

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Central Library DA775 .G68 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This book provides a full overview of the archaeology of the Vikings in Scotland, incorporating many results from the recent period of intense fieldwork and excavation. This work has necessitated a thorough re-appraisal of our knowledge of the process, nature and extent of Scandinavian settlement in Scotland. Concentrating on the Viking and Late Norse periods which span the eight to thirteenth centuries in northern and western Scotland, the chronological range allows for the Norse impact to be placed in its wider context, commencing with the native background. The scope of the book will enable Scotland, archaeologically one of the best documented areas of the Viking world, to be placed in the overall context of the period in Europe. Fully illustrated with over ninety photographs, figures and distribution maps, this book will be accessible to students and teachers of the Viking Age, and the archaeology and history of Scotland, as well as to the general reader.* First survey of Viking Archaeology in over 50 years* Written by two Viking experts


Summary

This book provides an overview of the archaeology of the Vikings in Scotland, concentrating on the eighth to thirteenth centuries in northern and western Scotland.


Author Notes

James Graham-Campbell is professor of medieval archaeology at University College London. Colleen Batey is curator of archaeology at Glasgow Museums.


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