It is difficult to define exactly when the Viking Age occurred in Åland, the period is generally considered to comprise the ninth and tenth centuries AD and to have ended sometime during the eleventh century. The end of the Viking Age is considered to coincide with the transition from paganism to Christianity. The present volume introduces the topic of Åland in the Viking Age and discusses it from the perspectives of a number of different disciplines with emphasis on questions of identities. The chapters review earlier interpretations, present current views, and also offer exploratory investigations that will stimulate future discussions and will certainly be of interest to specialist and non-specialist alike.
The Viking Age in Åland. Insights into Identity and Remnants of Culture. Edited by Joonas Ahola, Frog & Jenni Lucenius
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 372