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The Viking Age colonization of islands: “Utopian” experiments?

The Viking Age colonization of islands: “Utopian” experiments?

Paper by James Barrett

Given at the Scotland in Early Medieval Europe conference, held on February 22-24, 2013

Excerpt: Today I’m going to talk about the character of the Scandinavian colonization of Orkney, to a degree in comparative perspective, particularly talking about the Isle of Man and Iceland  briefly at the end.

See also: DNA samples reveal Viking Age fish trade



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