Book Title: Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby
Author: Ole Crumlin-Pedersen
Format: Hardback | 322 pages
Publication Date: 30 Dec 1996
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.