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.
Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists, just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes, friendships, crushes, and some bizarre mysteries to solve, they find life to be a never-ending adventure! Colette, Violet, Pamela, Nicky, and Paulina are working on a historical restoration when they learn about an ancient Viking vessel that sank off the shore of Whale Island. Rumor has it that the ship is full of treasure, and what's worse, some shadowy figure is plotting to steal it! If Mouseford's best investigative journalists can't crack this case, Whale Island will lose one of its most important cultural artifacts before it's even found.
Author: Thea Stilton
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Guide Published by the Director of the Museum
Discusses the construction and uses of different types of Viking ships.
Author: Ian Atkinson
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
New in paperback, Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. Exploring the Vikings looks at who the Vikings were, at their world and how they spent their time, as well as their travels, their voyages of discovery and their rituals and religion. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Exploring the Vikings also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.
Author: John Malam
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Civilization, Viking
Excerpt from A Short Guide for the Use of Visitors to the Viking-Ship From Gokstad The ship had been made both for sailing and rowing. About midship is placed a keelson for the mast to rest upon. Above this, on the beams, is a large block af oak, cut out at both ends in the shape of a fish's tail. Hence the name of mastefisk, which is still used of the part of the-deck round the mast. Through a large opening made in this mastefisk, the mast was lowered and let into the keelson. When the mast had been raised, the after part of the ope ning was filled up with a large piece of oak, which at the same time served to steady the mast. When this piece was removed, there was an opening large enough to allow the mast to be lowered. The plain capstan in the fore hold no doubt served to raise and lower the mast. The mast was probably fitted with a yard and a large sail. Right in front of the mast, and, also further fore and aft are vertical beams with a gaff, on which to place the spars. A few spars were found on them, of which one no doubt is the vessel's yard; another the top part of the mast. That the ship was propelled by oars as well is proved by the existing oars, and, likewise, by the openings for them made in the third strake from above. There are 16 such openings on each side; the strake in which they are made, is the fourteenth from the keel and is somewhat thicker than the rest. This is, also, the case with the tenth, against which the upper part of the frames and the ends of the beams are resting. There is, as will be seen an incision in the after part of the openings, for the blades to pass through, when the oars were to be used. In the fore part of the ship it is especially seen how the bottom was covered with boards resting on the beams. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Ingvald Undset
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Social Science
Scottish chief's daughter Tinnie MacAieth can think of only one way to ransom her clan's folk, defeated by the fierce Viking, Claus — agree to his demand that she become his bride. She hopes the faith she holds to and the love she has for her people will give strength to endure a lonely, loveless future in the cold north. Claus has claimed Tinnie for his wife, but the prize he truly wants is her heart. Determined to win it, he offers her many gifts, but not until he undertakes a dangerous winter voyage for her sake does he dare hope. And on one magical Christmas Eve, while delivering toys by sleigh to her clan's children, he begins to believe she may grant him the one gift he desires...
Author: Laura Strickland
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Author: Jonathan Drane
Publisher: Greenshoot Investments Pty
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Press out and make your own Viking ship model, based on one of the most famous Viking ships ever to be found. Use the punch out pieces to build your ship and place your crew at the helm, ready for an adventure on the sea. Attractively re-packaged with easy to follow instructions for assembly, this ship model kit is fun for all the family, and even contains a brief introduction to Viking ships, in particular the Oseberg ship of the ninth century AD, upon which this model is based. (Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo).
Author: British Museum Press,Collectif,
Publisher: British museum Press
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to describe the Vikings' ships and their way of life.
Solving Problems of Length and Weight Using the Four Math Operations
Author: Janey Levy
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800-1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.
Author: F. Donald Logan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Wild ist die Welt der Wikinger Die Lebensgeschichte des jungen Bauernsohns Röde Orm bietet alles, was einen großen Wikinger-Roman auszeichnet: gefährliche Raubzüge, ferne Länder, zarte Poesie, heftige Familienstreitigkeiten und natürlich schöne Frauen. Spannend und mit viel Humor erzählt Frans G. Bengtsson von seinen trink- und liebesfreudigen Helden, die im Europa des 10. Jahrhunderts auf große Fahrt gehen – die letzte echte Wikinger-Saga.
Author: Frans G. Bengtsson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Follows the evolution of Norse ships and shipbuilding, from prehistoric vessels to the great longships of the Vikings, covering everything from major archaeological finds to longship crafting and construction techniques, as well as an overview of the Vikings' naval warfare tactics, their transatlantic voyages and their navigation methods.
From Skinboat to Seagoing Warship
Author: Jorn Olav Loset
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
Learn basic history by visiting communities from our past. Each book is filled with photos and reconstruction artwork covering topics such as food, clothing, shelter, education, play, communication, and family life. View important political and geographical events through the lens of everyday life.
Author: Jane Shuter
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Category: Viking ships
A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.
The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse
Author: Judith Jesch
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
This book, the first in our Companions to Medieval Studies series, is a brief introduction to the history, culture, and religion of the Viking Age and provides an essential foundation for study of the period. The companion begins by defining the Viking Age and explores topics such as Viking society and religion. Viking biographies provide students with information on important figures in Viking lore such as Harald Bluetooth, Eirik the Red, Leif Eiriksson, and Gudrid Thorbjarnardaughter, a female Viking traveler. A compelling chapter entitled "How Do We Know About the Vikings?" and a case study on the wandering monks of St. Philibert introduce students to the process of historical inquiry. The book concludes with a discussion of the impact of the Vikings and their legacy. Pedagogical resources include a detailed chronology, study questions, a glossary, 4 maps, and 14 images. Text boxes provide information on outsider perceptions of the Vikings, a detailed account of a Viking raid, and a description of a chieftain's dwelling in Arctic Norway. This study also benefits from a multi-disciplinary approach including insights and evidence from such diverse disciplines as archaeology, philology, religion, linguistics, and genetics.
Author: Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald
Publisher: University of Toronto Press