Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies
Title
Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies
Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Human Ecodynamics
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€ 106,00
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9789462983212
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Hardback
Number of pages
254
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Reviewing Viking Studies and North Atlantic Realm Archaeological Research Chapter 3: Interdisciplinarity & Environmental History: setting the methodology Chapter 4: Sagas & Archives Chapter 5: Modelling the Exploitation of Aquatic Resources and the Emergence of Commercial Fishing in Iceland and the Faeroes Chapter 6: Geoarchaeology of the Emergence of Commercial Fishing: Testing Historical and Environmental Reconstructions of the Emergence of Commercial Fishing Chapter 7: Conclusion Bibliography

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"Val Dufeu’s 2018 monograph provides a fascinating grounding on early medieval fish exploitation in Iceland and the Faroe Islands." - Sarah Newstead, Executive Director Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, Canada, *Antiquity*, April 2019

Val Dufeu

Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Human Ecodynamics

Val Dufeu here reconstructs settlement patterns of fishing communities in Viking Age Iceland and proposes socio-economic and environmental models relevant to any study of the Vikings or the North Atlantic. She integrates written sources, geoarchaeological data, and zooarchaeological data to examine how fishing propelled political change in the North Atlantic. The evolution of survival fishing to internal fish markets to overseas fish trade mirrors wider social changes in the Vikings’ world.
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Val Dufeu

Val Dufeu, doctor of medieval and environmental history, is a consultant in geoarchaeology, study of soils, and historical research.