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Title West over sea : studies in Scandinavian sea-borne expansion and settlement before 1300 : a festschrift in honour of Dr Barbara Crawford / edited by Beverley Ballin Smith, Simon Taylor, Gareth Williams.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Series The northern world, 1569-1462 ; v. 31
Northern world ; v. 31.
Subject Vikings -- Great Britain.
Land settlement patterns -- Great Britain.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Great Britain.
Viking antiquities.
Alt Name Crawford, B. E.
Ballin Smith, Beverley.
Taylor, Simon, 1950-
Williams, Gareth, 1969-
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 581 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword (Nicholas Brooks); Preface; List of Contributors; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; County Abbreviations; Barbara E. Crawford-A Bibliography; PART ONE HISTORY AND CULTURAL CONTACTS; On Reading the Icelandic Sagas: Approaches to Old Icelandic Texts (Paul Bibire); Becoming Scottish in the thirteenth century: the evidence of the Chronicle of Melrose (Dauvit Broun); Living on the Edge: Scandinavian Dublin in the Twelfth Century (Clare Downham); Image and Imagination: The Inchmarnock 'Hostage Stone' (Christopher Lowe).
Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions found outside the British Isles (Elisabeth Okasha)From Scotland to Normandy: The Celtic Sea Route of the Vikings (Élisabeth Ridel); The appearance and personal abilities of goðar, jarlar, and konungar: Iceland, Orkney and Norway (Jón Viðar Sigurðsson); 'Lords of Norroway' The Shetland estate of Herdis Thorvaldsdatter (Frans-Arne Stylegar and Liv Kjørsvik Schei); 'These people were high-born and thought well of themselves': The family of Moddan of Dale (Gareth Williams); The Wood Beyond the World: Jämtland and the Norwegian Kings (Alex Woolf).
PART TWO THE CHURCH AND THE CULT OF SAINTSConversion and the Church in the Hebrides in the Viking Age: ""A Very Dif? cult Thing Indeed"" (Lesley Abrams); A Norwegian in Durham: An Anatomy of a Miracle in Reginald of Durham's Libellus de admirandis beati Cuthberti (Haki Antonsson, Sally Crumplin and Aidan Conti); Irish and Armenian Ecclesiastics in Medieval Iceland (Margaret Cormack); Medieval Parish Formation in Orkney (Sarah Jane Gibbon); The Church of St. Clement in Oslo (Hans-Emil Lidén).
The Shetland Chapel-sites Project 1999-2000 (Christopher D. Morris, with Kevin J. Brady and Paul G. Johnson)PART THREE ARCHAEOLOGY, MATERIAL CULTURE AND SETTLEMENT; Norwick: Shetland's first Viking settlement? (Beverley Ballin Smith); The Pirate Fishermen: The Political Economy of a Medieval Maritime Society (James H. Barrett); 'Like stray words or letters' The development and workings of the Treasure Trove system (Neil G.W. Curtis); Early Medieval Sculpture from the Faroes: an illustrated catalogue (Ian Fisher and Ian G. Scott).
Liminality and Loss: The Material Culture of St Serf 's Priory, Loch Leven, Kinross-shire, Scotland (Mark A. Hall)Manuring practices in Scotland: deep anthropogenic soils and the historical record (Jo McKenzie); Stobister, Sinnabist and Starrapund: three wilderness settlements in Shetland (Brian Smith); Governor on Antiquarian Mission: Christian Pløyen- a Faroese Link between Copenhagen and Shetland (Steffen Stummann Hansen); PART FOUR PLACE-NAMES AND LANGUAGE; The Scandinavian element gata outside the urbanised settlements of the Danelaw (Gillian Fellows-Jensen).
Summary Prepared in tribute to Barbara E Crawford, this work covers the subject of Viking expansion westwards to Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic. It features 30 papers that are arranged in four groups including: History, Cultural Contacts; The Church, and the Cult of Sain.
Note English.
ISBN 9789047421214 (electronic bk.)
9047421213 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 303661833
Additional Format Print version: West over sea. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007 9004158936 9789004158931 (DLC) 2007299822 (OCoLC)244476489

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