Vikings in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man provides a microcosm of Viking settlement in the West Set in the northern part of the Irish Sea, it was a major player in the economic and political life of this Norse region from the beginning of the tenth century until the end of the Scandinavian overlordship of the Hebrides and Man in the middle of the thirteenth century This book presents, for the firThe Isle of Man provides a microcosm of Viking settlement in the West Set in the northern part of the Irish Sea, it was a major player in the economic and political life of this Norse region from the beginning of the tenth century until the end of the Scandinavian overlordship of the Hebrides and Man in the middle of the thirteenth century This book presents, for the first time, for both specialist and general reader, a major survey of the Island in the period from the early tenth century to the middle of the eleventh century The rich archaeological material pagan grave goods, silver treasures, headland fortifications, farm sites, inscribed and carved Christian memorial stones and the wealth of evidence provided by runic inscriptions, place names and institutions, provide a unique picture of a vibrant society striving to be ever politically and economically powerful The story tells of the gradual change from paganism to Christianity and of the absorption of a native population into a society dominated by incoming land owners and a king owing allegiance to Norway.
Vikings in the Isle of Man The Isle of Man provides a microcosm of Viking settlement in the West Set in the northern part of the Irish Sea it was a major player in the economic and political life of this Norse region from the

  • Title: Vikings in the Isle of Man
  • Author: David M. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9788779343672
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I've had this book on my shelf for a while and been eager to read it. It's rather dry and academic, but interesting and informative.I must admit to finding myself a bit disappointed, though. I had hoped to gain some real insight into life during the Viking Age on the Isle of Man. However, it seems that - in terms of proven academic standards - we know very little. There's plenty about a few coin hoards and graves that have been excavated, which is all very interesting, but not very broad.It woul [...]

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