Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby

Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby

Book Title: Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby

Author: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen

Format: Hardback | 322 pages

Publication Date: 30 Dec 1996

ISBN-13: 9788785180308

Ships and shipbuilding were important elements of Viking culture and a precondition for trade, warfare and conquest. The important excavations at the Viking towns of Hedeby and Schleswig-Holstein revealed a rich body of finds of wrecks and parts of ships. This is a report on this material and also examines the role of the towns as ports and the role of trading in their development.