On harbours and havens: Maritime strategies in Norway during the Viking Age

Arne Kruse

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Abstract

The article focuses on the importance of the protected in-shore sailing course along the coast of Norway, enabling less weather-dependant communication. Still the navigation had to relate to certain limitations set by weather, technology and need for shelter.This is reflected in nodes of communication at particular points, and in Norway these nodes are more likely to relate to the need for shelter than being centres for trade, which is usual many other places.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationViking Encounters
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Eighteenth Viking Congress
EditorsAnne Pedersen, Søren M. Sindbæk
Place of PublicationAarhus, Denmark
PublisherAarhus University Press
Pages170-185
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9788771842654
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Viking age
  • navigation
  • sailing
  • ships

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