Selected Bibliography

Below is a selected list of sources pertaining to my research. This list is meant to accompany The Saga of Hasting the Avenger, as well as some of the content that I publish on this site and Youtube. It is a work in progress, and as I create more content outside the narrow focus of the Vikings in Brittany, I will add to the third section titled: “Additional Sources for the Blog.” The primary and secondary sources sections focus exclusively around my body of research pertaining to uncovering the reasons for the repeated attacks on the island of Noirmoutier in France and their possible connection to other longue durée causes for the Viking diaspora.

Primary Sources

  • “Annales Engolismenses ” MGH SS XVI. Ed. Holder-Egger, O. Hanover1859. 486. Print.
  • “Annals of Fontanelle (Annales Fontanellenses; Chronicle of St-Wandrille).” Ed. Laporte, J. Rouen and Paris: Société de L’Histoire de Normandie, 1951. Vol. 15. Print.
  • “Annals of Fulda (Annales Fuldenses).” MGH SRG. Ed. Kurze, F. Hanover1891. Print.
  • Nelson, J.L. The Annals of St-Bertin. Manchester University Press, 1991. Print.
  • “Annals of St-Vaast (Annales Vedastini).” MGH SRG. Ed. Simson, B. Von. Hanover1909. Print.
  • Maguire, C.M.M., et al. Annals of Ulster: A. D. 431-1056. Ed. By W. M. Hennessy. H. M. Stationery Office, 1887. Print.
  • “Annals of Xanten (Annales Xantenses).” MGH SRG. Ed. Simson, B. Von. Hanover1909. Print.
  • Robinson, Charles H. Anskar, the Apostle of the North, 801-865, Translated from the Vita Anskarii by Bishop Rimbert. London: SPCK, 1921. Print.
  • Rogers, B., and B.W. Scholz. Carolingian Chronicles: Royal Frankish Annals and Nithard’s Histories. University of Michigan Press, 1972. Print.
  • Prüm, Regino of. “Chronicon.” MGH SRG. Ed. Kurze, F. Hanover1890. Print.
  • Ermentarius. De Translationibus Et Miraculis Sancti Filiberti. Ed. Poupardin, R. Paris: A. Picard, 1905. Print.
  • Sturluson, S., et al. Egil’s Saga : Penguin Classics. Penguin Books Limited, 2004. Print.
  • Thegan. “Gesta Hludowici Imperatoris.” MGH SS II. Ed. Pertz, G. Berlin1829. Print.
  • Flodoard. “Historia Remensis Ecclesiae.” MGH SS XIII Ed. Waitz, Ed. I. Heller and G. Hanover1881. Print.
  • Nithard. “Historiarum Libri Iv.” Histoire des Fils de Louis le Pieux. Ed. Lauer, P. Paris1926. Print.
  • Merlet, R. La Chronique De Nantes (570 Environ-1049). BiblioBazaar, 2008. Print.
  • Finlay, A., and Þ.E. Jóhannesdóttir. The Saga of the Jómsvikings: A Translation with Full Introduction. De Gruyter, 2018. Print.
  • Stammerer, N. Two Lives of Charlemagne. Penguin Books Limited, 2013. Print.
  • Ermentaire. Vie Et Miracles De Saint-Philbert. Eds. Delhommeau, abbé Louis, Claude Bouhier and Préf. Jacques Oudin. Noirmoutier-en-l’Île: Les Amis de l’Île de Noirmoutier, 1999. Print.
  • Astronomer. “Vita Hludovici Pii.” MGH LXIV. Ed. Tremp, E. Hanover1995. Print.
  • The mission of St. Columban to Merovingian Gaul.
  • Hasting brings back Moors to Ireland, the Annals of Ireland by Duald Mac Fibris.

Secondary Sources

  • Ashby, S. (2015). What really caused the Viking Age? The social content of raiding and exploration. Archaeological Dialogues, 22(1), 89-106.
  • Barraclough, Eleanor Rosamund. Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford UP, 2016. Print.
  • Baug, I., Skre, D., Heldal, T. et al. The Beginning of the Viking Age in the West. J Mari Arch 14, 43–80 (2019).
  • Brink, Stefan, and Neil S. Price. The Viking World. London: Routledge, 2008. Print.
  • Barrett, James. (2010). Rounding up the usual suspects: Causation and the Viking Age diaspora.
  • Cassard, Jean-Christophe. La Bretagne Des Premiers Siècles. Paris: J.-P. Gisserot, 1994. Print.
  • Cassard, Jean-Christophe. Le Siècle Des Vikings En Bretagne. Paris: Editions Jean-Paul Gisserot, 1996. Print.
    Cavill, Paul. Vikings: Fear and Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001. Print.
  • Codoñer, Juan Signes. The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829-842: Court and Frontier in Byzantium during the Last Phase of Iconoclasm. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Limited, 2014. Print.
  • Coupland, Simon. Carolingian Coinage and the Vikings: Studies on Power and Trade in the 9th Century. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. Print.
  • Dolley, Michael. Viking Coins of the Danelaw and of Dublin. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1965. Print.
    Duczko, Wladyslaw. Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe. Leiden: Brill, 2004. Print.
  • Ferguson, Robert. The Vikings: A History. New York: Viking, 2009. Print.
  • Franklin, Simon, and Jonathan Shepard. The Emergence of Rus, 750-1200. London: Longman, 1996. Print.
  • Graham-Campbell, James, Richard Andrew Hall, and Judith Jesch. Vikings and the Danelaw. Oxford: Oxbow, 2001. Print.
  • Hadley, D. M. The Northern Danelaw: Its Social Structure, C. 800-1100. London: Leicester UP, 2000. Print.
  • Hodges, Richard. Goodbye to the Vikings?: Re-reading Early Medieval Archaeology. London: Duckworth, 2006. Print.
  • Hogg, Richard M., N. F. Blake, Roger Lass, Suzanne Romaine, R. W. Burchfield, and John Algeo. The Cambridge History of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992. Print.
  • Holman, Katherine. The Northern Conquest: Vikings in Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Signal, 2007. Print.
  • Jesch, Judith. The Scandinavians from the Vendel Period to the Tenth Century: An Ethnographic Perspective. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 2002. Print.
  • Jesch, Judith. Women in the Viking Age. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell, 1991. Print.
  • Jones, Gwyn. A History of the Vikings. London: Oxford U.P., 1968. Print
  • Klæsøe, Iben Skibsted. Viking Trade and Settlement in Continental Western Europe. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, U of Copenhagen, 2010. Print.
  • Lavelle, Ryan. Alfred’s Wars: Sources and Interpretations of Anglo-Saxon Warfare in the Viking Age. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2010. Print.
  • Logan, F. Donald. The Vikings in History. London: Routledge, 1995. Print.
  • Morgan Kelly, Cormac Ó Gráda; The Waning of the Little Ice Age: Climate Change in Early Modern Europe. The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 2013; 44 (3): 301–325.
  • Nelson, Janet L. The Annals of St-Bertin. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1991. Print.
  • Oliver, Neil. The Vikings. New York, NY: Pegasus, 2013. Print.
  • Pohl, Benjamin. Writing History in the Middle Ages: Dudo of Saint-Quentin’s Historia Normannorum: Tradition, Innovation and Memory. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: Boydell & Brewer, 2015. Print.
  • Plokhy, Serhii. The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2006. Print.
  • Raffield, Price, Collard, Male-biased operational sex ratios and the Viking phenomenon: an evolutionary anthropological perspective on Late Iron Age Scandinavian raiding, Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 315-324
  • Saxo, and Douglas B. Killings. The Danish History. Champaign, IL: Book Jungle, 2008. Print.
  • Sindbæk, Søren M. , “Urbanism and exchange in the North Atlantic/Baltic, 600–1000 ce” , in The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization ed. Tamar Hodos , Alexander Geurds , Paul Lane , Ian Lilley , Martin Pitts , Gideon Shelach , Miriam Stark and Miguel John Versluys (Abingdon: Routledge, 24 Nov 2016 ).
  • Thorpe, Lewis, Einhard, and Notker. Two Lives of Charlemagne. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969. Print.
  • Van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. The Normans in Europe. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2000. Print.
  • Whittow, Mark. The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025. Berkeley: U of California, 1996. Print.
  • Winroth, Anders. The Age of the Vikings. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2014. Print.

Sources for the Blog and Podcast

  • TBD

Other sources not listed in this list appear in the individual articles themselves. If there’s one you are looking for in particular, feel free to send me a message about it and I’ll track it down for you and where you can find it.