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Haliday, The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin. Haliday, Charles / Brendain O Riordain (introduction). The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin. Edited with some Notice of the Author’s Life by John P.Prendergast. Reprint of the Second Edition – Dublin, 1894. Shannon, Irish University Press, 1969. 15 cm x 24 cm. CXXIII, 300 pages. Original hardcover. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Extensive spotting on endpages and some on pages edges and spine. Interior pages mostly clean with intact binding. Inscription by preowner.

Includes the following essays: Some notice of the Life of Charles Haliday / The Scandinavians of Dublin / The Scandinavians of Dublin, and their relations with neighbouring Kingdoms / The Scandinavian Antiquities of Dublin / On the Ancient Name of Dublin / Observations explanatory of Sir Bernard de Gomme’s Map of the city and Harbour of Dublin, made A.D. 1673.

Keywords: Dublin, Irish History, Irish Interest, Norsemen, Vikings

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Hall, Viking Age Archaeology in Britain and Ireland. Hall, Richard. Viking Age Archaeology in Britain and Ireland. Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1990. 15 cm x 21 cm. 64 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly shabby front cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact binding.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Early Studies of the Vikings / The First Raids / The Scandinavian Settlement / The Development of Towns / Viking Age Art / Stone Carving / Runes / Silver Hoards / Graves / Epilogue / Museums and Sites / Further Reading.

″Richard Hall became interested in the Vikings as an undergraduate in Ireland, when he worked on the excavation of Viking-age Dublin and wrote a dissertation updating the catalogue of Viking material from Ireland. His doctoral thesis concerned the towns of the English Danelaw, a topic which required a study of museum collections, excavations and documentary sources for the Viking campaigns and settlement. While working for York Archaeological Trust he directed the five-year campaign of excavation known as ‘the Viking Dig’ on the site in Coppergate, York, where the Jorvik Viking Centre now stands. He was responsible for part of the academic input to the centre’s display and was co-author of the Trust’s Viking Ships exhibition in 1987-8. He lectures widely on the Viking age and has published extensively at all levels. He is now Director of Archaeology at York Archaeological Trust. ″ (Amazon)

Keywords: Archaeology, British History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Vikings

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Larsen, The Vikings in Ireland. Larsen, Anne-Christine (editor). The Vikings in Ireland. Roskilde, The Viking Ship Museum, 2001. 19.5 cm x 24.5 cm. 172 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly dented corners. Some faint scuffing on cover. Inscription by preowner.

Includes the following essays: Foreword / Prologue / J.J.A. Worsaae in Ireland – another Letter from Dublin / The Vikings in Ireland / The Viking Impact upon Ireland / Ireland’s Viking Towns / Ireland’s Viking Age Hoards: Sources and Contacts / Viking Graves and Grave-goods in Irleand / A View of the Early Irish Church / Irish and Scandinavian Art in theEarly Medieval Period / The Vikings in Medieval Irish Literature / Nordic names and Loanwords in Ireland / Viking Ireland and the Scandinavian Communities in the North Atlantic / The Exhibition – The Vikings in Ireland / The Hidden Island: An Outline of Danish-Irish Relations in 1000 Years.

″This compilation of 13 papers by scholars from Ireland, England and Denmark, consider the extent and nature of Viking influence in Ireland. Created in close association with exhibitions held at the National Musem of Ireland in 1998-99 and at the National Ship Museum in Roskilde in 2001, the papers discuss aspects of religion, art, literature and placenames, towns and society, drawing together thoughts on the exchange of culture and ideas in Viking Age Ireland and the extent to which existing identities were maintained, lost or assimilated.” (Amazon)

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Interest, Norsemen, Vikings

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