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Published: 30 May 2020

328 Pages | A colour plate section and numerous black and white images

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198855491

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Viking Identities

Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Jane F. Kershaw

Medieval History and Archaeology

  • Surveys the jewellery worn by women in Scandinavian-settled areas of England in the Viking period
  • Describes and illustrates these dress fittings, many of which have only recently been found
  • Reveals the extent and nature of female participation in the Viking expansion, which is traditionally viewed as a largely masculine affair
  • Based on many recently discovered and previously unpublished Viking-Age dress items from England and Scandinavia
  • Richly illustrated with a colour plate section and numerous maps which contribute to the debate about the scale and location of Viking settlement in England
  • Integrates art-historical, archaeological, and historical research