Episode 4 – The Vendel Period

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The Vendel Period – In this episode I’m going to give as detailed a description I can of the Vendel Period and why it had such a large impact on what became the Viking age.
It will be a primer to give newcomers a fair idea of how some of the seeds of the viking age came to be.
It’ll be followed by an episode about The Rus Vikings and then The Varangian Guard.

The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links –
Facebook – Norse by Northwest Podcast
Twitter – #NorseNorthwest
iTunes – Norse by Northwest

Intro and Outro music provided by Svanevit – www.svanevit.com

As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com

I always reccomend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of The Vendel Period.

University of Upsalla – The Vendel Period

Archaeology- The First Vikings

The Scandinavians from the Vendel period to the 10th century

Research papers on the Vendel Period

And, as promised, a very rough chart to help break up the timeline for you.

 

 

Episode 3 – The Nordic Iron Age

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The Nordic Iron Age – In this episode I’m going to give as detailed a brief as I can on the Nordic countries from the end of the Bronze age up to the beginning of the Vendel Period.
It will be a primer to give newcomers a fair idea of how some of the seeds of the viking age came to be.
It’ll be followed by an episode about the Vendel period which will bring us up to the Viking Age itself.
The Podcast is now represented on Facebook and Twitter as well as iTunes and can be found using the following links –
Facebook – Norse by Northwest Podcast
Twitter – #NorseNorthwest
iTunes – Norse by Northwest

Intro and Outro music provided by Svanevit – www.svanevit.com

As always, I welcome any questions or comments. You can email me via Aonghus@norsenorthwest.com or just go to the Website, www.norsenorthwest.com

I always reccomend further reading, so here are a few links for you to peruse on the subject of the Nordic Iron Age.

The Hjortspring ship – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjortspring_boat

More about the Hjortspring Ship, with images – http://www.hjortspring.dk/

The Goddess Netrthus – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerthus#Germania

Men, Gods and Masks in Nordic Art

Articles on Iron Age Scandanavia – http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Iron_Age_Scandinavia