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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 : The Viking ship museum, 2009.
Series: Maritime culture of the North, 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Following on from the success of Ohthere's Voyages , this volume presents Wulfstan's account of a voyage along the east-west axis of the Baltic Sea, providing a rare and vivid view of the early  Read more...


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Named Person: Wulfstan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Englert; Athena Trakadas
ISBN: 9788785180568 8785180564
OCLC Number: 762623129
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (374 p.) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword (Ole Crumlin-Pedersen & Friedrich Luth) Wulfstan's Account; 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 (Przemyslaw Urbanczyk) The Western and Central Baltic Sea Region in the 9th and 10th Centuries; Ests, Slavs and Saxons: ethnic groups and political structures (Christian Lubke, with a note by Przemyslaw Urbanczyk); Danes and Swedes in written and archaeological sources at the end of the 9th century (Wladyslaw Duczko); Routes and long-distance traffic thee nodal points of Wulfstan's voyage (Soren M. Sindbaek); 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 More (Johan Callmer); Viking-Age sailing routes of the western Baltic Sea a matter of safety (Jens Ulriksen); Harbours and trading centres on Bornholm, Oland and Gotland in the late 9th century (Anne Norgard Jorgensen); Ports and emporia of the southern coast: from Hedeby to Usedom and Wolin (Hauke Jons); The settlement of Truso (Marek F. Jagodzinski); Handelsplatze zwischen Danziger und Rigaer Bucht zur Zeit Wulfstans (Vladas Zulkus & Mindaugas Bertasius) Navigating the Baltic Sea; 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-Gdansk with the Skuldelev 1 reconstruction, Ottar (Anton Englert & Waldemar Ossowski); Seafaring then and now (Sean McGrail); The art of sailing like Wulfstan (George Indruszewski & Jon Godal, with contributions by Max Vinner) Exchange and Control; Principles of trade and exchange: trade goods and merchants (Heiko Steuer); The 9th-century Christian mission to the North (Jorn 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 Muller-Wille)
Series Title: Maritime culture of the North, 2
Responsibility: edited by Anton Englert and Athena Trakadas.
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Wulfstans Voyage is a welcome addition to the literature on the lands round the Baltic Sea in the early Middle Ages and it also presents a fresh study of an important, brief geographical text. With a Read more...

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