Viking-Age War Fleets - A new book by the Viking Ship Museum

[Translate to english:] 'Viking-Age War Fleets' af museumsinspektør Ph.d. Morten Ravn udkommer 24. oktober 2016

Fourth volume of the series Maritime Culture of the North deals with the building and use of ships for warfare in the Viking Age

Viking-Age War Fleets by curator PhD Morten Ravn will be published, 24th October 2016

In the Scandinavian societies of the Viking Age the ship was omnipresent. Politically, ideologically and economically the ship played a central role, and in the military operations, which are the subject of this book, the ship and its armed crew were the fundamental means of achieving military goals. This publication deals with the organisational, resource-related and operational aspects of the building and use of ships for warfare in 11th-century Denmark.

The new volume will be published, 24th October 2016.

Viking-Age War Fleets has been generously sponsored by Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond, Frimodt-Heineke Fonden, Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond and Landsdommer V. Gieses Legat.

Titel: Viking-Age War Fleets. Shipbuilding, resource management and maritime warfare in 11th-century Denmark.
164 pages, richly illustrated, hard cover. 
Book series: Maritime Culture of the North, Volume 4. Roskilde 2016.  
ISBN 978-87-85180-72-8 Price: € 60.
The book can be ordered online via the Viking Ship Museum's webshop