William R. Short

Author, Speaker, and Demonstrator
on Viking, Norse, and medieval Icelandic topics

William R. Short

Dr. William R. Short is an author and independent scholar specializing in Viking-age topics, notably medieval Icelandic literature, Viking-age material culture, Viking-age weapons, and Viking-age combat techniques.

Dr. Short researches, practices, teaches, and demonstrates the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors at Higgins Armory Museum, and at other museums, universities, and cultural institutions in North America and Iceland. This teaching has led to the creation of a series of Viking combat training DVDs, of which volumes 1, 2, and 3 have already been released.

Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques, a book that summarizes his research results, is now out-of-print, published by Westholme Publishing.

Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas is a companion and introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders and is now available, published by McFarland & Company.

Other books and DVDs on Viking age topics by Dr. Short are in progress and in the planning stages.

Dr. Short presents on Viking-age topics at universities, schools, museums, and other cultural institutions.

dot now available:
Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training DVDs
Volume 1: Fundamentals,
Volume 2: Advanced, and
Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas
dot now available:
Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas
dot

out-of-print:
Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques

dot now available:
Die Wikinger
dot Personal Appearances
dot Web articles on the Hurstwic site
dot planned for 2015:
Warriors of the Viking Age

Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training
Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas

William R. Short
Reynir A.

Hurstwic, LLC

Now Available
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widescreen DVD
53 minutes run-time
region-free

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Hurstwic Viking Combat Training DVD 3


Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training
Volume 2: Advanced Viking Training

William R. Short
Reynir A.

Hurstwic, LLC

Now Available
from Hurstwic, LLC, from Amazon, and from other merchants

widescreen DVD
65 minutes run-time
region-free

watch a preview on YouTube

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Hurstwic DVD volume 2


Hurstwic® Viking Combat Training
Volume 1: Fundamentals of Viking Training

William R. Short

Hurstwic, LLC

Now Available
from Hurstwic, LLC, from Amazon, and from other merchants

widescreen DVD
75 minutes run-time
region-free

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Viking combat training DVD cover art


Icelanders in the Viking Age:
The People of the Sagas

William R. Short

McFarland & Company

Now Available
from your favorite bookseller

ISBN: 978-0-7864-4727-5
280 pages
60 B/W photographs, illustrations, and maps
notes, appendix, glossary, index
softcover

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Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques

William R. Short

Westholme Publishing

out-of-print

ISBN: 978-1-59416-076-9
192 pages
280 B/W illustrations
Jacketed Hardback

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Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques book jacket


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