Viking Longship

Viking Longship

New Vanguard 47
  • Author: Keith Durham
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: NVG 47
  • Publication Date: 25 Feb 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841763491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Viking longships evolved from one-man canoes of the Scandinavian Stone Age, through wood-built-ships of c. 200 BC into the recognisable longboats of the 4th century AD. From this point, the Viking Longship developed into the pre-eminent raider and trader in the North Sea and Baltic, venturing as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and modern-day Russia. Keith Durham uses reconstructions, original sources, translations and archaeological evidence to render a vivid picture of the vessels that dominated the seaways of Scandinavia, founded colonies on Iceland, Greenland and the New World and terrorised the coastlines of northern Europe. Also covered are Norman vessels, including the invasion fleet of William the Conqueror.

Biographical Note

Keith Durham is the author of Men-at-Arms 279: ‘The Border Reivers'. He is also a skilled and respected figure sculptor who has produced models for a number of companies including Border Miniatures.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began. This is Steve's first book for Osprey.

Contents

Introduction The evolution of the Viking ship Early skin and log boats The Viking Age Shipwrights and shipbuilding Karvi Shipbuilding in the 11th century Conclusion Glossary Colour plate commentary Index

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