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|VIKING AGE DUBLIN (paperback) by Dr. Ruth
Johnson, Dublin City Archaeologist. Part of the Irish Treasures series by
Town House Books, this is a short
and informative overview. It is well illustrated in black-and-white and
colour. Price is €12.99 Website.
"This fascinating book gives a synopsis of the most recent finds in Dublin and its surrounding suburbs. Wonderfully illustrated, it paints a vivid and enlightening picture of life in Viking Dublin."
Includes the following chapters:
Medieval Dublin I - VI
Proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposia 1999-2004
Published by Four Courts Press.
The Friends of Medieval Dublin is a study group whose aim is to increase knowledge about, and promote public interest in, medieval Dublin. The first of a proposed series of annual public symposia was held in Trinity College, Dublin, in April 1999, with the general object of bringing together experts and enthusiasts, professional and amateur alike, who share an interest in the archaeology of medieval Dublin, the artefacts retrieved as a result of excavation, and the history of the city and its hinterland. The more specific object is to provide a forum for dissemination of the results of recent important excavations in and around the medieval city.
Lastest volume published is Medieval
Hardback: ISBN: 1-85182-884-2 Price: €45/£40/$55 Paperback:
ISBN: 1-85182-885-0 Price: €24.95/£19.95/$30 pbk
The port of medieval Dublin-archaeological excavations at the Civic Offices, Winetavern Street, Dublin by Andy Halpin.
Published by Four Courts Press, hb £39.50, pb £24.95.
This book deals not with fortified wine (as a hasty reading of the title might suggest) but with the type of port where ships anchor. The excavations took place at Wood Quay in an area sandwiched between the lines of the twelfth- and thirteenth- century town walls. Andy Halpin's investigations recovered the twelfth-century revetments and the remains of a thirteenth-Century structure which, on the basis of historical references, may have been a Tholsel or Guildhall.
Among the specialist reports which dominate the
book are chapters on dendrochronology (David Brown), historical
background (Linzi Simpson), and analysis of the carpentry and
woodland management involved in the construction of the
revetment and analysis of the ship timbers recovered (Aidan
O'Sullivan). The excavation results should be of particular interest
to those concerned with urban archaeology, and ships, ports and
trade in the medieval period.
from "Book News" by Tom Condit in Archaeology Ireland, Volume 15, No. 1 (Spring 2001).
Life in Viking Times Samantha Skyrme.
Published by Colourpoint. Web Site.
An attractive and colourful primary school book on the theme. It included questions and activities. 64pp £6.25.
An Irish language version is also available.
Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age.
edited by Clarke, Ni Mhaonaigh and O Floinn, ISBN 1-85182-235-6.
Four Courts Press, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, Tel.: (Int+353-1) 453 4668, Fax.: (Int+353-1) 453 4672,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site
Archaeological excavations at Patrick, Nicholas and Winetavern Streets, Dublin describes an excavation along the walls and defences of medieval Dublin. Archaeologist Claire Walsh details the result of a campaign of excavation along the southern walls and defences of medieval Dublin. Published by Brandon Books, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Price IR£24.99. ISBN 0 86322 227 7
Late Viking Age and Medieval Waterford Excavations 1986-1992
M.F.Hurley and O.B.M. Scully with S.J. McCutcheon. Published by Waterford Corporation.
This is a large, 1008 page book containing articles from many contributors. It provides the essential archaeological detail of Waterford's development from the late Viking Age into the Anglo-Norman period. This book will be an essential reference for comparison with other Irish and European towns. IR£70 hardback limited edition. Information from Town Clerk, City Hall, Waterford, Ireland.
The National Museum of Ireland Medieval
Dublin Excavations 1962-1981.
The Royal Irish Academy is publishing the definitive account of the National Museum of Ireland's excavations in Medieval Dublin on behalf of the Museum and the Academy. The National Museum's campaign between 1962 and 1981 was one of the longest programmes of urban excavations undertaken anywhere in Europe.
Viking Age decorated wood: A study of its ornament and style.
James T. Lang. (1988)
Hardback, IR£17.95 ISBN 1-901714-68-2; Paperback, IR£12.95 ISBN 1-901714-69-0.
Patrick F. Wallace (ed). (1988)
Hardback, IR£10.95 ISBN 1-901714-70-4; Paperback, IR£7.95 ISBN 1-901714-71-2.
Medieval boat and ship timbers from Dublin.
Seán McGrail. (1993)
Hardback, IR£25 ISBN 1-901714-68-2; Paperback, IR£15.95 ISBN 1-901714-69-0.
Viking Age ringed pins from Dublin.
Thomas Fanning. (1994)
Hardback, IR£25 ISBN 1-874045-27-5; Paperback, IR£15.95 ISBN 1-874045-28-3;
The runic inscriptions of Viking Age Dublin.
Michael P. Barnes, Jan Raghner Hagland & R.I. Page.(br) IR£15 hardback.) ISBN 1-874045-42-9.
Archaeology and environment in early Dublin.
G.F. Mitchell (1987)
Hardback, IR£9.95 ISBN 1-901714-65-8; Paperback, IR£4.95 ISBN 1-901914-61-5.
Viking Dublin: Botanical evidence from Fishamble Street.
Siobhán Geraghty (1996)
Hardback, IR£25 ISBN 1-874045-44-5; Paperback IR£15.95 ISBN 1-874045-45-3.
Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin:
Elizabeth Wincott Heckett (2003)
The latest volume in the Medieval Dublin Excavations series is an analysist of 68 textiles found at Fishamble St./John's Lane and
High St. Relationship is shown between the textiles and the people of the time. Hardback, Euro 30. 09543855 51, 152 pages.
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