The Viking Age: Ireland and the west

Proceedings of the fifteenth Viking Congress, Cork, 2005

John Sheehan & Donnchadh Ó Corráin, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-101-1
April 2010. 600pp; colour ills.

The relationship of Ireland with the Viking World is one of the enduring themes of the study of the Viking Age. The Fifteenth Viking Congress addressed key issues in the debate, including viking-age Ireland, the colonization of the North Atlantic, weapons and warfare, and the development of urbanism.

This book, comprising papers by more than fifty of the world's leading Viking specialists, presents a broad range of ideas and approaches to these studies, supported by archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence.

Based on the Fifteenth Viking Congress, which took place in Cork in 2005, this publication may be regarded as a quinennial review of Viking Studies by its leading proponents.

John Sheehan is Senior Lecturer, Departmant of Archaeology, University College Cork. Donnchadh Ó Corráin is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History in University College Cork.