West over Sea : : Studies in Scandinavian Sea-Borne Expansion and Settlement before 1300 : A Festschrift in Honour of Dr Barbara E. Crawford. First Edition

By: SMITH, Beverley Ballin, Simon TAYLOR and Gareth WILLIAMS, (eds).

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SMITH, Beverley Ballin, Simon TAYLOR and Gareth WILLIAMS, (eds). West over Sea : Studies in Scandinavian Sea-Borne Expansion and Settlement before 1300 : A Festschrift in Honour of Dr Barbara E. Crawford. Leiden & Boston : Brill, 2007. First Edition. Pp 553,(1),[555]-581,(5) + colour portrait frontispiece + 32-page section of b&w photos before p.555. Some maps and diagrams in the text. 8vo, purple cloth, with white lettering to spine and boards.

No. 31 In The Northern World series.

Each paper has its own bibliography.

Dr Barbara Crawford M.A., Ph.d., F.R.S.E., F.S.A., F.S.A. Scot., Member of the Norwegian Academy.

Foreword by Nicholas Brooks;
Barbara E. Crawford : a bibliography;


Part I. History and Cultural Contacts.
"On reading the Icelandic Sagas : Approaches to old Icelandic texts" by Paul Bibire

"Becoming Scottish in the Thirteenth Century : The Evidence of the Chronicle of Melrose" by Dauvit Broun

"Living on the Edge : Scandinavian Dublin in the Twelfth Century" by Clare Downham --

"Image and Imagination : The Inchmarnock 'hostage stone'" by Christopher Lowe --

"Anglo-Saxon inscriptions found outside the British Isles" by Elisabeth Okasha

"From Scotland to Normandy : The Celtic Sea Route of the Vikings" by Elisabeth Ridel (pp.81-94);

"The Appearance and Personal Abilities of goðar, jarlar, and konungar : Iceland, Orkney and Norway" by Joþn Vidar Sigurdsson --

"'Lords of Norroway' the Shetland Estate of Herdis Thorvaldsdatter" by Frans-Arne Stylegar, Liv Kjørsvik Schei

"'These people were high-born and thought well of themselves' : The Family of Moddan of Dale" by Gareth Williams --

"The Wood beyond the World : Ja·mtland and the Norwegian Kings" by Alex Woolf.


Part II. The Church and the Cult of Saints.

"Conversion and the Church in the Hebrides in the Viking Age : "a very difficult thing indeed"" by Lesley Abrams --

"A Norwegian in Durham : An Anatomy of a Miracle in Reginald of Durham's Libellus de admirandis beati Cuthberti" by Haki Antonsson, Sally Crumplin, Aidan Conti

"Irish and Armenian Ecclesiastics in Medieval Iceland" by Margaret Cormack

"Medieval Parish Formation in Orkney" by Sarah Jane Gibbon --

"The Church of St. Clement in Oslo" by Hans-Emil Lideþn --

"The Shetland Chapel-sites Project 1999-2000" by Christopher D. Morris, Kevin J. Brady, Paul G. Johnson.


Part III. Archaeology, Material Culture and Settlement.

"Norwick : Shetland's First Viking settlement?" by Beverley Ballin Smith --

"The Pirate Fishermen : The Political Economy of a Medieval Maritime Society" by James H. Barrett (pp.299-340);

'"Like stray words or letters' ; The Development and Workings of the Treasure Trove System" by Neil G.W. Curtis --

"Early Medieval Sculpture from the Faroes : An illustrated catalogue" by Ian Fisher, Ian G. Scott --

"Liminality and loss :Tthe Material Culture of St. Serf's Priory, Loch Leven, Kinross-shire, Scotland" by Mark A. Hall --

"Manuring practices in Scotland : Deep Anthropogenic Soils and the Historical record" by Jo McKenzie --

"Stobister, Sinnabist and Starrapund : three wilderness settlements in Shetland" by Brian Smith --

"Governor on antiquarian mission : Christian Pløyen -- A Faroese Link between Copenhagen and Shetland" by Steffen Stummann Hansen.


Part IV. Place-Names and Language.

"The Scandinavian Element Gata outside the Urbanised Settlements of the Danelaw" by Gillian Fellows-Jensen --

"An ogham-inscribed Plaque from Bornais, South Uist" by Katherine Forsyth --

"Scandinavian naming-systems in the Hebrides --A way of understanding how the Scandinavians were in contact with Gaels and Picts?" by Peder Gammeltoft --

"The Rock of the Irishmen : An early place-name tale from Fife and Kinross" by Simon Taylor --

"The Orkney Papar-names" by William P.L. Thomson --

"Placing Papa Stour in Context" by Doreen Waugh.

With index.

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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 E. Crawford. First Edition

Author Name: SMITH, Beverley Ballin, Simon TAYLOR and Gareth WILLIAMS, (eds).

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Brill, Leiden & Boston, 2007, ISBN:9004158936: 2007

ISBN Number: 9004158936

ISBN Number 13: 9789004158931

Seller ID: 114730

Keywords: NAUTICAL VIKING VIKINGS NORSE SCANDINAVIA SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY NORWAY MEDIEVAL EUROPE EUROPEAN IRELAND FISHERIES PIRACY IRISH SCOTTISH TOPONYMY ART,