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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; Wulfstan; Vikingeskibshallen i Roskilde.
Publisher: Roskilde, Denmark : Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, 2009.
Series: Maritime culture of the North, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : 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: Congresses
Named Person: Wulfstan
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Englert; Athena Trakadas; Wulfstan; Vikingeskibshallen i Roskilde.
ISBN: 8785180564 9788785180568
OCLC Number: 472211505
Language Note: Chiefly in English; text of Wulfstan's report in Old English, with English translation; 1 paper in German.
Notes: Papers from a seminar held in Wismar 24-25 Sept. 2004.
"The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde; in collaboration with Roman-Germanic Commission, Frankfurt am Main; Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe, Leipzig; Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research, Wilhelmshaven."--Preliminary page.
Description: 374 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans ; 28 cm.
Contents: Wulfstan's account: Wulfstan's voyage and his description of Estland : the text and the language of the text / by Janet Bately. Who was Wulfstan? / by Judith Jesch. Wulfstan's account in the context of early medieval travel literature / by Rudolk Simek. On the reliability of Wulfstan's report / by Przemysław Urbańczyk --
The western and central Baltic Sea Region in the 9th and 10th centuries: Ests, Slavs, and Saxons : ethnic groups and political structures / by Christian Lübke ; with a note by Przemysław Urbańczyk. Danes and Swedes in written and archaeological sources at the end of the 9th century / by Władysław Duczko. Routes and long-distance traffic : the nodal points of Wulfstan's voyage / by Søren M. Sindbæk. Hedeby in Wulfstan's days : a Danish emporium of the Viking age between East and West / by Volker Hilberg. Wulfstan and the coast of southern Scandinavia : sailing routes from Langeland to Möre / by Johan Callmer --
Viking-age sailing routes of the western Baltic Sea : a matter of safety / by Jens Ulriksen. Harbours and trading centres on Bornholm, Ö̈land, and Gotland in the late 9th century / by Anne Nørgård Jørgensen. Ports and emporia of the southern coast : from Hedeby to Usedom and Wolin / by Hauke Jöns. The settlement of Truso / by Marek F. Jagodziński. Handelsplätze zwischen Danziger und Rigaer Bucht zur Zeit Wulfstans / by Vladas Z̆ulkus & Mindaugas Bertašius --
Navigating the Baltic Sea: Transport zones in Wulfstan's days / by Christer Westerdahl. An 8th-century written source on ships and navigation : the Cosmography of Aethicus Ister / by Ian Wood & George Indruszewski. Boats and ships of the Baltic Sea in the 9th and 10th centuries : the archaeological and iconographic evidence / by Ole Crumlin-Pedersen. Sailing in Wulfstan's wake : the 2004 trial voyage Hedeby-Gdańsk with the Skuldelev I reconstruction, Ottar / by Anton Englert & Waldemar Ossowski. Seafaring then and now / by Seán McGrail. The art of sailing like Wulfstan / by George Indruszewski & Jon Godal ; with contributions by Max Vinner --
Exchange and control: Principles of trade and exchange : trade goods and merchants / by Heiko Steuer. The 9th-century Christian mission to the North / by Jörn Staecker. The Christian mission in the northwestern Slavic territories / by Felix Biermann. Piracy and naval organisation in the Baltic Sea in the 9th century : some security considerations concerning Wulfstan's voyage / by Jan Bill --
Summary / by Michael Müller-Wille.
Series Title: Maritime culture of the North, 2.
Other Titles: Baltic Sea region in the early Viking age as seen from shipboard
Responsibility: edited by Anton Englert & Athena Trakadas.

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