A new book co-edited by Sarah Jane Gibbon (lecturer in Archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute) has just gone on sale. The book draws on Sarah Jane Gibbon’s and James Barrett’s considerable knowledge of the Viking and Medieval world and focuses on the Baltic, North and Irish Seas in the Viking and the early Middle Ages. Individual chapters introduce maritime worlds ranging from the Isle of Man to Gotland. It is mainly an archaeological project, but also refers to historical archaeology, history and literature. The book explores the complex relationships between long range interconnections and regional identities that are characteristic of maritime societies. The volume seeks to understand communities that were brought into being by their relationship with the sea and who set waves in motion that altered distant shores.
It can be bought from Oxbow Books :
And should be available from Amazon soon.