The Viking age glass beads of Ireland and their North Atlantic context

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dc.contributor.advisor Sheehan, John en O'Sullivan, Johanna E. M. 2014-01-14T11:35:02Z 2013 2013
dc.identifier.citation O'Sullivan, J. E. M. 2013. Viking age glass beads of Ireland and their North Atlantic context. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.description.abstract Hitherto, the majority of studies which have included the discussion of Viking glass beads have mainly focused on the assemblages from individual sites, with limited use of known parallels. Exceptions to this include recent publications regarding the Icelandic material and Callmer’s 1977 catalogue of the finds from mainland Scandinavia, now over thirty years old. Analysis of these finds from Ireland was, for the most part, non-existent. The aim of this research is to address this lack of analysis within Ireland, while incorporating the wider context of the beads within the Viking North Atlantic. The research thus examines the use of glass beads of diagnostically Scandinavian manufacture and import found in Ireland, particularly in relation to their context and distribution. The history of research from Ireland as well as from across the Viking world is considered and explored throughout the thesis, with critique of methods and discussions used. Focussed analysis of both published and unpublished material detailing artefacts from Scandinavia (especially Vestfold), Britain, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and L’Anse aux Meadows is presented within the thesis in order to provide the greater picture for the core section of the thesis, the glass beads found in Ireland. Three appendices are included within Volume 2, databases of the glass beads under discussion from Ireland, the Vestfold region graves in Norway and the topsoil finds from the Kaupang trading place, also located within Vestfold. These appendices therefore represent the first-hand analysis of glass beads by the author. In total, this research represents the most up-to-date analysis of Viking glass beads from Ireland and presents a new look at the patterns of use, trade and interpersonal contact that affected the everyday lives of individuals living within Viking Age Ireland. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Johanna E. M. O'Sullivan. en
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dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.subject Viking Studies en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Scandinavia en
dc.subject North Atlantic en
dc.subject Viking Ireland en
dc.subject Viking Britain en
dc.subject Kaupang en
dc.subject Vestfold en
dc.subject Personhood en
dc.subject Artefact studies en
dc.subject Viking trade en
dc.subject.lcsh Vikings en
dc.subject.lcsh Civilization, Viking en
dc.title The Viking age glass beads of Ireland and their North Atlantic context en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.contributor.funder Norges Forskningsråd, Norway en
dc.contributor.funder College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en Archaeology en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
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dc.check.embargoformat Hard bound copy in Library only en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2013 en

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