Oxbow Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 4

Early Medieval & Viking

We’re going back to the age of seafaring on Day 4 of our Oxbow Advent as we explore the Early Medieval period alongside the Vikings!

Use code ADVENT04 when shopping at Casemate Academic to get 50% off these five books. This code is valid for today only, offer ending midnight.

Early Medieval Winchester

Communities, Authority and Power in an Urban Space, c.800-c.1200

Ryan Lavelle, Simon Roffey, Katherine Weikert

Twenty-one papers assess the role of Winchester as the heart of royal power in late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, and the ways that power was enacted and constructed.



296 Pages

The Viking Age

A Time of Many Faces

Caroline Ahlström Arcini

A major publication from the "Migration during the Viking period" project, this book explores life during the Viking period from a new perspective. Using osteological material, it examines attitudes towards visible aspects of demography and health, such as migration, disease, disablement, and body modification.



128 Pages

Women and Weapons in the Viking World

Amazons of the North

Leszek Gardeła

A pioneering and lavishly illustrated monograph which provides an in-depth exploration of women's associations with the martial sphere of life in the Viking Age.



216 Pages


Iron Age Settlement and Central Halls

Palle Østergaard Sørensen, Mads Dengsø Jessen, Mads Lou Bendtsen

First of two volumes, describing and interpreting the rich, high status Iron Age–Viking finds and Viking hall buildings excavated at Gudme, SE Funen



472 Pages

Llangorse Crannog

The Excavation of an Early Medieval Royal Site in the Kingdom of Brycheiniog

Alan Lane, Mark Redknap

The crannog on Llangorse Lake, Brecon, Wales together with two logboats represents a time capsule of 9th–10 century life, combining archaeology, history, myth, underwater and terrestrial archaeology.



400 Pages