Category: Books & Literature
In the largest episode of forced migration in history, millions of German-speaking civilians were sent to Germany from Czechoslovakia and other European countries after World War II by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union
A new book just published reveals the true extent of the Roman Empire’s attempts to conquer Scotland – and explores the archaeological legacy left behind.
JRR Tolkien wrote a story 75 years ago about brave little men who courageously fought “the bigger guys” in Middle Earth. Now, there is a similar plot in real life – with a Hollywood giant threatening a small Hobbit-themed pub with legal action.
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years
A new book challenges a traditional view that the Norse period on the Western Isles was marked by violence and slavery.
The trailer is out and we get to see a young Bilbo Baggins embark on his adventure to stop the dragon Smaug.
After the discovery of a Viking burial site in Scotland, Norse history and myths are the focus of a TV saga, epic novels and a major British Museum exhibition
After stops in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece, Rick Riordan’s ever-traveling mind has booked a flight North.
New research suggests that accounts about a mysterious island known as Hvitramannaland are also descriptions of the New World and its inhabitants.
Dr Emily Lethbridge is breathing new life and understanding into the centuries-old Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur) during a unique year-long research trip
With evidence from the Oseberg ship burial, other sites and historical accounts, the Ingiríðarstaðir cat potentially holds clues to an elite fertility cult of Freyja in Iceland.
Both archaeological and narrative sources bear witness to an expansion east, over Kjölen, into Jämtland and the adjacent provinces of what is now the Swedish Norrland.
The anthology provides a wealth of information on shipfinds, numismatic discoveries, burial sites, weapon graves, Viking art and many other important forms of documentary evidence that help to shed new light on this remarkable period in European history.