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Viking Age History

At Hurstwic, we are eager to share what we have learned about the Viking age, and so we are pleased to include here links to factual articles written by we have written. The articles are updated regularly, and we plan to add more articles on a regular basis. A list of some of the references used to create these articles is here. In addition, we have created a short reading list of introductory texts on Viking age topics, for both children and adults.

Leifur sails to Vinland

Daily Living in the Viking Age

 

 

Society in the Viking Age

 

 

Martial Arts, Shipbuilding, and other Manufacturing in the Viking Age

 

 

Language, Literature, and the Arts in the Viking Age

 

 

Myths and Religion in the Viking Age

 

Myths and Religion in Norse Lands


 

The Hurstwic Library

  On-line how-to articles for re-enactors

On-line tools for students and scholars

On-line resources for teachers and educators

  • Cultural Heritage from the Viking Age: Ideas for Classrooms is an extensive list of suggestions for using the Sagas of Icelanders in the classroom to teach and motivate not only the study of Viking-age history, but of a wide range of other topics as well. The list was compiled by an educator in Iceland, but many of the suggestions can be adapted for use world-wide.

 

Books and Videos by Hurstwic authors

 
Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques Icelanders in the Viking Age Hurstwic Viking combat training DVD volume 1 Hurstwic Viking combat training DVD volume 2 Hurstwic Viking combat training DVD volume 3

The Newsletter of Hurstwic, an irregular newsletter with short, informative articles on Viking-age topics, published by Hurstwic, LLC.

newsletter winter 2013
winter 2013

newsletter fall 2012
fall 2012

newsletter summer 2012
summer 2012

newsletter spring 2012
spring 2012


 

Notes For You, the reader of the Hurstwic pages

 

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