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Silk for the Vikings

Author: Marianne Vedeler
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014.
Series: Ancient textiles series, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The analysis of silk is a fascinating topic for research in itself but here, focusing on the 9th and 10th centuries, Marianne Vedeler takes a closer look at the trade routes and the organization of production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age. Beginning with a presentation of the silk finds in the Oseberg burial, the richest Viking burial find ever discovered, the other silk finds from high status  Read more...
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Vedeler, Marianne.
Silk for the Vikings.
Oxford : Oxbow Books, [2014]
(DLC) 2014009565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Vedeler
ISBN: 9781782972167 1782972161 9781782972174 178297217X 9781782972181 1782972188
OCLC Number: 875771567
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : silk in the Viking age --
Silk from the ship burial at Oseberg, Norway --
Silk in Viking graves --
A short introduction to techniques --
Exchanging silk --
The long journey to Scandinavia --
Persian and early Islamic silk production --
Silk in Miklagard : production and regulations in and around the great city of Constantinople --
The meaning of silk.
Series Title: Ancient textiles series, 15.
Responsibility: Marianne Vedeler.

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