Viking Longship

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-02-25
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Viking longships evolved from one-man canoes of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through wood-built-ships of c. 200 BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD. From this point, the Viking Longship developed into the pre-eminent raider and trader in the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modern-day Russia. Keith Durham uses reconstructions, original sources, translations and archaeological evidence to render a vivid picture of the vessels that dominated the seaways of Scandinavia, founded colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the New World and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe. Also covered are Norman vessels, including the invasion fleet of William the Conqueror.

Author Biography

Keith Durham is the author of Men-at-Arms 279: ‘The Border Reivers’. He is also a skilled and respected figure sculptor who has produced models for a number of companies including Border Miniatures.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(2)
The Revolution of the Viking Ship
Early Skin and Log Boats
The Hjortspring Boat
The Nydam Ship
The Kvalsund Ship
The Sail
The Viking Age
Shipwrights and Shipbuilding
The Oseberg Ship
The Gokstad Ship
Shipbuilding in the 11th Century
The Longships
The Ladby Ship
The Skuldelev Warships
The Knarr
Conclusion 45(1)
Glossary 45(1)
Colour Plate Commentary 46(2)
Index 48

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