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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 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 more 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788779343702
ISBN-10: 8779343708
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 250mm x 15mm)
Pages: 155
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: Denmark

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