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Rethinking the early Viking Age in the West

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The Viking Age in the West has long been perceived as a direct, colonising expansion of Scandinavian peoples, its causes most frequently sought within Scandinavia and linked together as concerted phenomena. This debate piece seeks to question these assumptions. Drawing on recent research that stresses the heterogeneity of Viking war-bands—and their early involvement in Francia and England—it proposes a ‘southern route’ through which Viking influence flowed towards the North Atlantic. The saga...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.15184/aqy.2018.199

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Continuing Education
Department:
Continuing Education - EQ Central
Oxford college:
Kellogg
ORCID:
0000-0002-4162-9804
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquity Journal website
Publication date:
2019-03-13
Acceptance date:
2018-09-12
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EISSN:
0003-598X
ISSN:
1745-1744
Pubs id:
pubs:918590
URN:
uri:8842f20d-1878-4b3b-8f9e-a0f06f59d58a
UUID:
uuid:8842f20d-1878-4b3b-8f9e-a0f06f59d58a
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pubs:918590

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