Norse Topographical Settlement Names on the Western Littoral of Scotland

Arne Kruse

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Abstract / Description of output

The article discusses the established view that Norse-speaking seasonal visitors left place names on the mainland of Scotland. It is argued that names of this character should rather be seen as names of settlements and that they should be regarded as among the earliest settlements of a Norse type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScandinavia and Europe 800-1350
Subtitle of host publicationContact, Conflict, and Coexistence
EditorsJonathan Adams, Katherine Holman
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)2-503-51085-X
ISBN (Print)978-2-503-51085-9
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameMedieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Vikings
  • Scotland
  • settlement
  • place names


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