Thursday, August 04, 2005

Else Roesdahl. - Google Search

Else Roesdahl. - Google Search

Else Roesdahl is Professor in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Århus, Denmark, and Special Professor in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham, England.

a must read

THE VIKINGS - Susan Margeson - Penguin Books: "'The Viking Age,' writes Else Roesdahl, 'is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before AD 800 until well into the eleventh century ... the Vikings affected almost every region accessible to their ships, and left traces that are still part of life today ...'
Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung colonization. This encyclopaedic study brings together wide-ranging research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life and, in this revised edition, has been updated to include recent discoveries. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilization.
'A full and fascinating survey of both their achievements abroad and Scandinavian background that made possible the discovery of America and Greenland, the colonization of Iceland, early trade with Russia and much else' Publishing News
Picture Credits
Acknowledgements
Preface
Maps

INTRODUCTION

The Allure of the Vikings

THE VIKING AGE AND ITS SOURCES

The Study of the Viking Age
Written sources � Place-names � Archaeological finds

SCANDINAVIA

Geography, Nature and Culture
Norway � Sweden � Denmark
The People
Dress � Jewellery � Houses and feasting
Language, Writing and Personal Names
Society
Slaves � The free � Women, sexual roles and children � Rules of conduct
Kings and Kingdoms
Accession to the throne and personal power � Royal power � Political developments
Travel, Transpor"

Monday, August 01, 2005

nice piece of Minton

Fajancestel fra H/S MERCURIUS (i Storebælt farten 1828) med MERCURIUS som dekoration i fadet. Fabrikeret af Minton, England (i privateje i Korsør).

BBC - History - Blood of the Vikings: Viking Stories

BBC - History - Blood of the Vikings: Viking Stories
excellent archeology

Google Groups : soc.genealogy.nordic discussion of Martens dna

from north Germany

The BBC tried a viking dna project and abandoned it
because so called "viking dna" is indistinguishable from saxon dna because
they both originate in Northern Germany in hunter gather times after the
last ice age

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/vid_blood.shtml
but it was an excellent archealogical review

So all you two have in common is a geographical location in northern Germany
before surnames were invented or applied

Human biology is neither family history nor genealogy
just don't waste anymore dollars on the services
before you understand precisely what you have been sold

posted by me to [GEN-NORDIC] Re: MARTENS