Viking Clothing


Author: Thor Ewing

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9780752435879

Category: History

Page: 192

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Describing the different garments worn by women and men, this book looks at the aspects of cloth production - raw materials, production tools and techniques for woven and non-woven textiles, decorative textiles and embroidery. It also shows how much can be reconstructed from the discoveries of archaeological excavation.


Dress, Clothing, Klaer, Garment


Author: Nille Glaesel,Roger Mehl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788299832304

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 185

View: 2681

From Nille Glaesel's Introduction: For many years I have worked with textiles, making Viking clothes and shoes. I have also tanned leather and worked with a reconstruction of Osebergrevlene for the Viking Museum, Lofotr. I am often asked about patterns for the Viking's beautiful garments. It is through this work that I have seen the need for a book which makes it easy for anyone to sew their very own Viking costumes, based on the sparse findings that have been gathered and preserved from the Viking period. Although the findings are few, they nevertheless give us some clear guidelines for cut, use of materials and techniques. My main goal has not been to reconstruct typical garments from this era, but to show the cut of clothing from the Viking Age (A.D. 780 to 1030) and make it accessible to most people. There are many who are interested in the Viking era and who would like to sew their own costume, but it is difficult to get hold of the correct materials. Within archaeology, textiles have traditionally not been given priority. It is said that clothes maketh the man, and I believe that textile research is important if we really want to learn about our past. Fortunately, there have been some recent developments and pioneers in this field, and I am thrilled with their work and wait excitedly for future publications. In this book I have used machine-made fabrics and sewn all hidden seams with a sewing machine. In the section on sewing-techniques, I have used illustrations to show methods known and used by the Vikings. If you want to weave the fabrics on a warp weighted loom with yarn spun on a drop-spindle, then you are close to a reconstruction.

Exploring the Vikings


Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525972

Category: Civilization, Viking

Page: 47

View: 3402

New in paperback, Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. Exploring the Vikings looks at who the Vikings were, at their world and how they spent their time, as well as their travels, their voyages of discovery and their rituals and religion. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Exploring the Vikings also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.

Hands-On Social Studies, Grade 3


Author: Jennifer Lawson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1553790065

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 6896

This teacher resource offers a detailed introduction to the program, which includes its guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the social studies skills that grade 3 students use and develop, and a classroom assessment plan complete with record-keeping templates and connections to the Achievement Levels outlined in the WNCP Social Studies Curriculum. This resource has four instructional units: Unit 1: Connecting With Canadians Unit 2: Exploring the World Unit 3: Communities of the World Unit 4: Exploring an Ancient Society: The Vikings Each unit is divided into lessons that focus on specific curricular outcomes. Each lesson has: materials lists activity descriptions questioning techniques activity centre and extension ideas assessment suggestions activity sheets and visuals

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas


Author: William R. Short

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456079

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 9757

The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.


A History of the Norse People


Author: Martin J Dougherty

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782740821

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4071

“From the fury of the Northmen, good Lord deliver us.” – Anonymous monk, Noirmoutier, France, 9th century AD Beginning in 789AD, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked cities and invaded western Europe. They looted and enslaved their enemies. But that is only part of their story. In long boats they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the Seine to Paris (which they sacked). They settled from Newfoundland to Russia, founded Dublin and fought battles as far afield as the Caspian Sea. A thousand years after their demise, traces of the Vikings remain all the way from North America to Istanbul. They traded walruses with Inuits, brought Russian furs to Western Europe and took European slaves to Constantinople. Their graves contain Arab silver, Byzantine silks and Frankish weapons. In this accessible book, the whole narrative of the Viking story is examined from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. Arranged thematically, Vikings: A History of the Norse People examines the Norsemen from exploration to religion to trade to settlement to weaponry to kingdoms to their demise and legacy. But today questions remain: what prompted the first Viking raids? What stopped their expansion? And how much of the tales of murder, rape and pillage is myth? Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, maps and artworks, Vikings: A History of the Norse People is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.

Life of the Ancient Vikings


Author: Hazel Richardson

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720447

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4719

Ages 8 to 14 years. Known for their courage on the battlefield and as masters of the sea, the Vikings spread out from their native Scandinavia to Greenland, North Africa, parts of Central Asia, and even Canada. Despite the fact that their heyday was short-lived, the Vikings left behind fragments of a culture that still fascinate children and adults alike. This exciting new book shows children what Viking life was really like. Topics include: the raiding season: individual and community preparation, targets of raids; ship building, navigation, and life at sea daily life in the long house and the care of homesteads while the men were away; seasonal festivals and their feasts; rule by local chieftains; pagan myths and legends, such as the; Valkyries, and the arrival of Christianity.



Author: Dereen Taylor

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435855014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9985

Describes the history, customs, and daily life of the Vikings.

Creative History


Author: Valerie Evans

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9780947882655

Category: Art

Page: 72

View: 4022

More truly inspirational craft and display ideas for teachers, covering cultures of the past explored through imaginative art and design.