Session1341
TitleViking Influence on the Continent: Dorestad 50 Years On
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorNational Museum of Antiquities, Leiden
 
OrganiserAnnemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
 
Moderator/ChairAnnemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
 
Paper 1341-a Viking-Style Jewellery from Dorestad and Frisia
(Language: English)
Nelleke IJssennagger, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / Archaeological & Medieval Collections, Frisian Museum, Leeuwarden
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Art History - Decorative Arts; Daily Life
Paper 1341-b Viking Influence in Lothar I's Dorestad Coinage, 840-855?
(Language: English)
Peter Buis, Faculteit Archeologie, Universiteit Leiden
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Daily Life; Numismatics
Paper 1341-c The Danish Connection with Flanders, 9th-12th Centuries: Data and Research Problems
(Language: English)
Dries Tys, Vakgroep Kunstwetenschappen & Archeologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Daily Life; Economics - Trade; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractIn the summer of 2017, exactly 50 years have passed since modern excavations started in Dorestad, the northernmost emporium of the Carolingian Empire. In Frankish annals, at least 16 attacks of Vikings on this 'vicus famosus' are mentioned, alongside 'Danish princes' that ruled here around c. 850. Recently, new research has focussed on an old problem: what was the influence of these Vikings in Dorestad? Beyond ideas of raid and trade, in this session we will explore the social and cultural impact of the presence of Scandianvians by zooming in on excavated weaponry, jewellery, and coins - all somehow in between 'Carolingian' and 'Viking', and compare the Dutch situation with that in neighbouring Flanders.