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Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Jane F. Kershaw


This book is the first detailed archaeological study of Viking‐Age female jewellery in Scandinavian styles found in England. Based on primary archival and archaeological research, it presents evidence for over 500 brooches and pendants, brought to light through recent metal‐detecting. The book describes these artefacts and considers a number of themes related to contemporary use, including their date, cultural background and their function in costume. This lavishly illustrated discussion includes a large number of maps and images, bringing many items into the public domain for the first time. ... More

Keywords: Viking, Scandinavian, Anglo‐Scandinavian, archaeology, history, settlement, culture, identity, Danelaw, dress accessories, women, brooches, metal‐detecting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane F. Kershaw, author
British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford