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The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

The English Language: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Horobin

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198709251
The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? The English ... More
1. Vikings then and now

1. Vikings then and now  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
‘Vikings then and now’ examines where the notion of the Vikings comes from and attempts to deconstruct the term, which is a nebulous concept. In different contexts the Vikings have been ... More
8. Raiders and traders around the Irish Sea

8. Raiders and traders around the Irish Sea  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
Less is known about the importance of the areas around the Irish Sea for Scandinavian raiders and settlers. ‘Raiders and traders around the Irish Sea’ focuses on the evidence for a ... More
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian D. Richards

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction reveals the history, society, and culture of the Vikings, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. How did the ... More
7. Settlers in England

7. Settlers in England  

Julian D. Richards

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191776151
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806079.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192806079
The scale of Scandinavian settlement is much debated, but its positive impact is widely acknowledged. Archaeologists have emphasized Scandinavian contributions to urbanism, the development ... More

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