'North Sea Saga' recounts the story of the North Sea and the people living around it from prehistoric times to the present day, looking at its rich history as a battleground, barrier, highway and resource. It explores the inter-relations between all the countries of the North Sea coastline - Scandinavia, Germany, the Low Countries and Britain.
North Sea Saga is the story of the North Sea and the people living around it over the ten thousand years or so of its existence. The story runs from Stone Age totem-poles to twentieth century oil rigs, from log boats to cruise liners. Neolithic farmers, Bronze Age warriors, Roman Empire builders, Dark Age Kings, Viking raiders, medieval merchants, commercial and national rivals in the modern world are the characters of the Saga, along with shipbuilders, mariners, pirates, fishermen, oilmen and all the people of the coastal zones who have struggled to make a living by the sea and sometimes suffered grievously on account of it. The North Sea is north-west Europe's home waters, small as the world's seas go but historically rich in its resources and inclusive in the communications it affords between such contrasting zones as Norway's and Scotland's highlands and the lowlands of Holland and East Anglia. This book explores the long coastlines and the long histories of all the lands around the North Sea, to reveal how much they share in a common saga of human experience in one of the most successful and progressive regions of the world.
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"North Sea Saga is an informative piece, it adopts a traditional approach, with an emphasis on trading, boating and shipping. There is also quite alot on geology as well as on naval and state policies". "Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, University of Helsinki, Finland"
About Jordan Paul
Former Television Producer and Presenter for both BBC and ITV. Author of many trade books including our own "'Seven Wonders of the Ancient World'."
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Geological Background 2. The Geography of the North Sea 3. From Foragers to Farmers 4. Tribes and Trade of the Bronze Age and Iron Age 5. The Roman North Sea 6. The Anglo-Saxons in Britain and their Cousins across the Sea 7. The Last Blast of Pagan Europe 8. Trade and Defence in the Middle Ages 9. The Era of Modern Times 10. Fishing, Trade and Empire in the Industrial Age 11. Into the new Millennium
North Sea Saga by Jordan Paul
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