What Was the Viking Age and When did it Happen? A View from Orkney

@article{Barrett2000WhatWT,
  title={What Was the Viking Age and When did it Happen? A View from Orkney},
  author={J. H. Barrett and R. P. Beukens and I. Simpson and P. Ashmore and Sandra Poaps and J. Huntley},
  journal={Norwegian Archaeological Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={33},
  pages={0 - 1}
}
The Viking Age was an important watershed in European history, characterized by the centralization of authority, the adoption of Christian ideology, the growth of market trade, the intensification of production and the development of urbanism. Together, these phenomena mark the beginning of Scandinavian state formation. However, the dates at which each occurred - and the unequal rates at which different state attributes were adopted in 'cores' and 'peripheries' - remain to be fully explored and… Expand
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