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Wulfstan's voyage : the Baltic Sea region in the early Viking age as seen from shipboard

Author: Anton Englert; Athena Trakadas
Publisher: Roskilde : Viking Ship Museum ; Oxford : Oxbow [distributor], 2008.
Series: Maritime culture of the North, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account of the voyage across the east-west axis of the Baltic Sea explores the evidence for the sites described - and also those purposefully omitted - by Wulfstan during the 9th century.
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Genre/Form: reseskildringar
Named Person: Wulfstan; Wulfstan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Englert; Athena Trakadas
ISBN: 9788785180568 8785180564
OCLC Number: 229032522
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages.
Contents: Wulfstan's voyage and his description of Estland : the text and the language of the text / Janet Bately --
Who was Wulfstan? / Judith Jesch --
Wulfstan's account in the context of early medieval travel literature / Rudolf Simek --
On the reliability of Wulfstan's report / Przemysław Urbańczyk --
Ests, Slavs and Saxons : ethnic groups and political structures / Christian Lübke, with a note by Przemysław Urbańczyk --
Danes and Swedes in written and archaeological sources at the end of the 9th century / Władysław Duczko --
Routes and long-distance traffic : the nodal points of Wulfstan's voyage / Søren M. Sindbæk --
Hedeby in Wulfstan's days : a Danish emporium of the Viking Age between East and West / Volker Hilberg --
Wulfstan and the coast of southern Scandinavia : sailing routes from Langeland to Möre / Johan Callmer --
Viking-Age sailing routes of the western Baltic Sea : a matter of safety / Jens Ulriksen --
Harbours and trading centres on Bornholm, Öland and Gotland in the late 9th century / Anne Nørgård Jørgensen --
Ports and emporia of the southern coast : from Hedeby to Usedom and Wolin / Hauke Jöns --
The settlement of Truso / Marek F. Jagodziński --
Handelsplätze zwischen Danziger und Rigaer Bucht zur Zeit Wulfstans / Vladas Žulkus & Mindaugas Bertašius --
Transport zones in Wulfstan's days / Christer Westerdahl. An 8th-century written source on ships and navigation : the Cosmography of Aethicus Ister / Ian Wood & George Indruszewski --
Boats and ships of the Baltic Sea in the 9th and 10th centuries : the archaeological and iconographic evidence / Ole Crumlin-Pedersen --
Sailing in Wulfstan's wake : the 2004 trial voyage Hedeby-Gdańsk with the Skuldelev I reconstruction, Ottar / Anton Englert & Waldemar Ossowski --
Seafaring then and now / Seán McGrail --
The art of sailing like Wulfstan / George Indruszewski & Jon Godal, with contributions by Max Vinner --
Principles of trade and exchange : trade goods and merchants / Heiko Steuer --
The 9th-century Christian mission to the North / Jörn Staecker --
The Christian mission in the northwestern Slavic territories / Felix Biermann --
Piracy and naval organisation in the Baltic Sea in the 9th century : some security considerations concerning Wulfstan's voyage / Jan Bill --
Summary / Michael Müller-Wille.
Series Title: Maritime culture of the North, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Anton Englert and Athena Trakadas.

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