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The High-Point of Scandinavian Eastward Activity

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The various Baltic peoples' mercantile connections with the east received a major boost in the second half of the ninth century, and most of the tenth century was characterized by a boom in eastern trade. It was during this period...

Baltic Sea Warriors

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The existence of the Eastern Way centuries before any Scandinavian expansion is proved by archaeological finds from Finland and Estonia that are associated with both Scandinavians and the eastern Finno-Ugric peoples. In western...

The Swedish Expeditions (‘Crusades’) Towards Finland Reconsidered

Church and Belief in the Middle Ages : Popes, Saints, and Crusaders

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Book chapter

...For hundreds of years at the beginning of the Christian era, it was possible for pilgrims from Europe to undertake visits to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The expressions ‘peregrinus’ and ‘peregrinatio’, as Christian Krötzl has pointed...

End of the Viking Age

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Several Scandinavian researchers date the end of the Viking Age to the period around 1000 when these societies had formed a state and converted to Christianity. Other researchers propose the mid-eleventh century or even later, around 1100...

Introduction

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Map of the historical districts of the Eastern Baltic.The very latest research shows that the Viking influence on the eastern coasts of the Baltic Sea and today's Russia was at least as significant as their westward—and much better...

Different Cultures, Different Modes of Communication

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Archaeologists in the Eastern Baltic recognize a great diversity of archaeological cultures present during the Iron Age. Cultural and social differences play an important role in understanding Viking Age maritime communication. It would...

Conclusion

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The Viking Age in the Eastern Baltic is a subject that has frequently been treated in a national romantic vein, with a spotlight on the archaeologically rich eleventh and twelfth centuries. The so-called Viking Age “proper” is often...

Eastbound Routes Gain Momentum

The Viking Eastern Baltic

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Even though the Viking Age is generally taken to cover the period 800 to 1000/1050, the features that came to characterize this era first emerged many centuries earlier. In the fifth and sixth centuries of our era, the whole of Northern...