Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Settlers

Further Reading

General Texts

Brink, S. & Price, N. (eds)  “The Viking World”, Routledge, 2008 
Davies, W. (ed)  “From the Vikings to the Normans”, OUP, 2003 
Eriksen, M. H. (ed)  “Viking Worlds: Things, Spaces and Movement”, Oxbow Books, 2015 
Hall, R.  “Exploring the World of the Vikings”, Thames and Hudson, 2007 
Haywood, J.  “Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age”, Thames and Hudson, 2000 
Jesch, J.  “Viking Diaspora”, Routledge, 2015 
Richards, J.  “Blood of the Vikings”, Hodder and Stoughton, 2001 
Sindbæk, M. & Trakadas, A.  “The World in the Viking Age”, The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, 2014 
Somerville, A. A. & McDonald, R. A. (eds)  “The Viking Age: A Reader”, University of Toronto Press, 2014 

Scandinavia in the pre-Viking period

Lamm, J. P. & Nordström, H. -Å.  “Vendel Period Studies” Transactions of the Boat-grave symposium in Stockholm, February 2-3, 1981, Statens Historika Museum, Stockholm, 1983 
Wilson, D. M.  “The Vikings and their Origins”, Thames and Hudson, 1980 

Viking society and the beginnings of expansion

Crumlin-Pedersen, O. & Olsen, O.  “The Skuldelev Ships I”, Ships and Boats of the North vol. 4.1, The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, 2002 
Bately, J. & Englert, A.  “Ohthere’s Voyages”, Maritime Culture of the North vol. 1, The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, 2007 
Englert, A. & Trakadas, A.  “Wulfstan’s Voyage”, Maritime Culture of the North vol. 2, The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, 2009 
Findell, F.  “Runes”, British Museum Press, 2014 
Glørstad, Z. T. & Loftsgarden, K.  “Viking-Age Transformations: Trade, Craft and Resources in Western Scandinavia”, Routledge, 2017 
Jesch, J.  “The Viking Diaspora”, Routledge 2015 
Randsborg, K.  “The Viking Age in Denmark”, Duckworth, 1980 

The Vikings in Europe – the early raids

Carver, M.  “Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts”, Edinburgh University Press, 2008 
Larsen, A. C.  “The Vikings in Ireland”, The Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark, 2001 
Wallace, P. E.  “Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay Excavations”, Irish Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay Excavations, 2016 

The Vikings in Europe – conquest and settlement

Christys, A.  “Vikings in the South: Voyages to Iberia and the Mediterranean”, Bloomsbury, 2015 
Graham-Campbell, J., Hall, R., Jesch, J. & Parsons, D. N. (eds)  “Vikings and the Danelaw”, Select Papers from the Proceedings of th Thirteenth Viking Congress, Nottingham and York,
21-30 August 1977″ Oxbow Books, 2001 
Griffiths, D.  “Vikings of the Irish Sea”, The History Press, 2010 
Hadley, D. M. & ten Harkel, L. (eds)  “Viking Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100”, Oxbow Books, 2013 
Hall, R.  “Viking Age York”, B: T: Batsford Ltd, 1994 
Harding, S. E., Griffiths, D, & Royles, E. (eds)  “In Search of the Vikings: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Scandinavian Heritage of North-West England”, CRC Press, 2015 
Hines, J., Lane, A. & Redknap, M. (eds)  “Land, Sea and Home: Settlement in the Viking Period”, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 20, Maney, 2004 
Lavelle, R. & Roffey, S.  “Danes in Wessex: the Scandinavian Impact on Southern England, c.800-1100”, Oxbow Books, 2016 
Wilson, D. M.  “The Vikings in the Isle of Man”, Aarhus University Press, 2008 

Settlement of the Faeroes, Orkney, Shetland and Iceland

Byock, J.  “Viking Age Iceland”, Penguin Books, 2001 
Crawford, B. E.  “Scandinavian Scotland”, Leicester University Press, 1987 
Fitzhugh, W. W. & Ward, E. I.  “Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga”, Smithsonian Books, 2000 
Graham-Campbell, J. & Batey, C. E.  “Vikings in Scotland: an Archaeological Survey”, Edinburgh University Press, 1998 

Trade routes to the east and south

Blöndal, S.  “The Varangians in Byzantium”, Cambridge University Press, 2007 
Griffiths, D.  “Vikings of the Irish Sea”, The History Press, 2010 
Lund, P. and Stone, C.  “Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness”, Penguin Books, 2012 
Vedeler, M.  “Silk for the Vikings”, Oxbow Books, Ancient Textiles Series vol 15, 2014 

Greenland and Vinland – the Viking expansion westwards

Fitzhugh, W. W. & Ward, E. I.  “Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga”, Smithsonian Books, 2000 
Wahlgren, E.  “The Vikings and America”, Thames and Hudson, 1986 

Pagan religions and the change to Christianity

Hallgrísdóttir. M, et al  “Bláædda Konan – Ný Rannsokn á Fornu Komli – Bundled-up in Blue – the Re-investigation of a Viking Grave” (text in Icelandic and English), Rit Þjóðminjasfns ïslands 38, 2015 
Holst, S., Jørgensen & Wamers, E. (eds)  “Odin, Thor und Freyja: Skandinavische Kultplätze des 1. Jahrtausends n. Chr. und das Frenkenreich / Scandinavian Cult Sites of the 1st Millenium AD and the Frankish Realm” (text in German and English), Schnell Steiner, 20127 
Page, R. I.  “Chronicles of the Vikings: Records, Memorials and Myths”, British Museum Press, 2000 
Page, R. I.  “Norse Myths”, British Museum Press, 1992 
Pedersen, A.  “Dead Warriors in Living Memory: aA Study of Weapon and Equestrian Burials in Viking-Age Denmark, AD 800 – 1000”, Publications from the National Museum Studies in Archaeology and History Vol. 20: 1 & 2, Copenhagen 2014 
Price, N.  “The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia”, Oxbow Books, 2019 
Rohan, M. S. & Scott, A. J.  “Hammer and the Cross (The Conversion of the Vikings)”, Alder Publishing, 1980 
Winroth, A.  “The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe”, Yale University Press, 2015 

Art and literature

Byock, J.  “Viking Language 1”, Jules William Press, 2013 
Graham-Campbell, J.  “Viking Art”, Thames and Hudson World of Art, 2013 
Kermode, P. M. CX., & Wilson, D. M.  “Manx Crosses”, The Pinkfoot Press, 1994 

The end of the Viking era

Bartlett, W. B.  “King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016”, Amberley, 2016 
Davies, W.  From the Vikings to the Normans, OUP, 2003 
Marsden, J.  “Harald Hardrada: The Warrior’s Way”, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2007