By Vicki E Szabo

Medieval humans seen whales in advanced and contradictory methods, from tremendous to immense to mundane, heaven-sent or hell-bent. regardless of this, whales are conspicuous of their absence from so much old and archaeological dialogues at the center a long time. Drawing upon a wealth of felony, literary and fabric facts, this paintings info the ways that whales have been sought out and scavenged at sea and shore, fought over in felony and actual battles, and prized for meat, bone and gas. utilizing previous Norse sagas, legislation and fabric tradition, along comparative ancient and ethnographic proof, Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea reexamines the worth of whales within the medieval North Atlantic international.

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