Research

On this page, you can find the research papers, reports, and maps about Saaremaa. These materials are represented here chronologically. By clicking on the year, you can find more research material.

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Mägi, M. (2020). Political Centres or Nodal Points in Trade Networks? Estonian Hillforts Before and After the Thirteenth-century Conquest. In: Mänd, A. & Tamm, M. (Ed.). Making Livonia: Actors and Networks in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region (48−69). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Read the chapter: here.

Mägi, M. (2020). Political Centres or Nodal Points in Trade Networks? Estonian Hillforts Before and After the Thirteenth-century Conquest. In: Mänd, A. & Tamm, M. (Ed.). Making Livonia: Actors and Networks in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region (48−69). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Read the chapter: here.

Mägi, M. (2018). Pre-Christian maritime societies in the Eastern Baltic. Revue d’Histoire Nordique = Nordic Historical Review, 26, 27−48.

Read the article: here.

Markus, K. (2017). From Rus’ Trade to Crusade: St Olaf’s Churches in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region. Acta Historica Tallinnensia, 23, 3−25. DOI: 10.3176/hist.2017.1.03.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M.; Riiel-Mürk, R.; Jets, I. (2016). Archaeological fieldwork at Viidumäe cult site. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archeological fieldwork in Estonia, 2015, 89−96.
 
Read the article: here.

Mägi, M.; Allmäe, R.; Riiel, R.; Karro, K.; Limbo-Simovart, J. (2015). Archaeological excavations at Bronze Age grave and 6th – 10th century cult site at Saunamäe, Tõnija-Põlluküla, southern Saaremaa. Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis = Archeological fieldwork in Estonia, 2014, 79−96.

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Mägi, M. (2014, 2020). The Burial- and Cult Site of Saunamäe. Report on the Excavations of 2012-2014. (EST: Saunamäe kalme ja kultuskoht. Kaevamiste aruanne 2012-2014.) Tallinn University. Copenhagen-Tallinn. 

Read the report (EST): here

Mägi, M. (2013). Late prehistoric societies and burials in the Eastern Baltic. Archaeologia BALTICA, 19, 177−194.

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Jets, I. (2012). Scandinavian Late Viking Age Art Styles as a Part of the Visual Display of Warriors in 11th Century Estonia. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 16 (2), 118−139. DOI: 10.3176/arch.2012.2.02.

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Mägi, M. (2011). Viking Age and early medieval Eastern Baltic between the West and the East. In: Imsen, S. (Ed.). Tax, tribute and tributary countries. (189−235). Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press. (Norgesveldet. Occasional Papers.).

Read the chapter: here.

Mägi, M. (2010). Trade, war and the diversity of rituals at late prehistoric harbour sites on Saaremaa. Archaeologia BALTICA, 14, 168−182.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2009). Prehistorical Harbors of Saaremaa – Viltina. (EST: Saaremaa muinassadamad – Viltina.) Saaremaa Muuseum. Kaheaastaraamat, 2007-2008, 3−35.

Read the article (EST): here.

Mägi, M. (2008). Facing the sea. In: Lilja, S. (Ed.). Leva vid Östersjöns kust. En antologi om naturförutsätningar och resursutnyttjande pa bada sidorav Östersjön ca 800-1800. (82−103). Södertörns Högskola.

Read the article: here

Mägi, M. (2007). Collectivity versus individuality: the warrior ideology of Iron Age burial rites on Saaremaa. Archaeologia BALTICA, 8, 263−272.

Read the article: here.

Johanson, K. (2006). The contribution of stray finds for studying everyday practices – the example of stone axes. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 10 (2), 99−131.

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Mägi, M. (2005). On the mutual relationship between late prehistoric Saaremaa and the Livs. In: Mäntylä, S. (Ed.). Rituals and relations. Studies on the Society and Material Culture of the Baltic Finns (187−206). Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica. (Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia. Humaniora; 336).

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M. (2004). “…Ships are their main strength.” Harbour sites, arable lands and chieftains on Saaremaa. Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 8 (2), 128−162.
 
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Mägi, M. (2003). Kaali and the Cultural Landscape. The Echo of the Meteorite Hit in Archaeology and Folklore. (In Estonian: Kaali ja kultuurmaastik. Meoteoriiditabamuse kajastusi arheoloogias ja folklooris.) Tallinn. 

Read the paper (EST): here.

Mägi, M. (2002). At the Crossroads of Space and Time. Graves, Changing Society and Ideology on Saaremaa (Ösel), 9th–13th centuries AD. Tallinn: Ajaloo Instituut, Tallinn/Center of Baltic Studies, Gotland.

Read the book: here.

Look at the drawings of the archaeological excavations: here.

Mägi, M. (2001). Probable cult site beside the Tõnija tarand-grave on the Island of Saaremaa. In: Archaeological Fieldworks in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 2000 (48−55). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Mägi, M.; Rudi, A. (1999). New Stone Circle Graves at Piila Cemetery, Saaremaa. In: Archeological fieldwork in Estonia = Arheoloogilised välitööd Eestis 1998 (39−49). Tallinn: Muinsuskaitseamet.

Read the article: here.

Pao, B. (1997). The outline of the harbor of Maasilinn. (EST: Maasilinna sadama piirjooni). Saaremaa Muuseum, kaheaastaraamat 1995–1996 (27−36). Kuressaare: Saaremaa Muuseum.

Read the article: here.

Mägi-Lõugas, M. (1996). Archaeological Excavations at Tõnija Tuulingumäe, Saaremaa. In: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Humanities and Social Scienses = Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia Toimetised. Humanitaar- ja sotsiaalteadused, 45, 4 (427-433). Tallinn. 

Loe artiklit: siin.

Helk, V. (1995). Archival materials of Saaremaa at the Danish National Archive and their use. (EST: Saaremaa arhiivimaterjalidest Taani Riigiarhiivis ja nende kasutamisest).  Saaremaa Muuseum, kaheaastaraamat 1993–1994 (5−23). Kuressaare: Saaremaa Muuseum.

Read the article (EST): here.

Mägi-Lõugas, M. (1994). Estonian Viking-Age Penannular Brooches and Ornament. (In Estonian: Eesti viikingiaegsed hoburaudsõled ja nende ornament.) Eesti TA Toim. Humanitaar- ja Sotsiaalteadused 43, 4 (465-484). 

Read the article: here.

Lõugas, V.; Lõugas-Mägi, M. (1992-1993). Report on the 1992 Excavations of Pöide Stronghold. (In Estonian: Pöide maalinna 1992. a. kaevamiste aruanne.)

Read the report (EST): here.

Lõugas, V. (1990). Archaeological Excavations of Pöide (Kahutsi) Stronghold in 1990. (In Estonian: Pöide (Kahutsi) maalinna arheoloogilised kaevamised 1990. a.)

Read the report (EST): here.

Tiik, L. (1984). New Additions to the Research of Farmhouses of Saaremaa. (In Estonian: Uusi lisandeid Saaremaa taluehitiste uurimise alalt.) Etnograafiamuuseumi aastaraamat XXXIV (45-50). Tallinn: Kirjastus Valgus. 

Read the article (EST): here

Livonian Chronicle of Henry: Heinrici chronicon Livoniae. (EST: Henriku Liivimaa kroonika). (1982). Tarvel, Enn (edit.); Kleis, R. (transl.). Publisher: Tallinn, Eesti Raamat. 

Read the chronicle (in Latin and Estonian): here.

Saaremaa and its inhabitants are mentioned in the following chapters:

VII (1-2);

VIII (3);

X (13);

XIV (12);

XV (3);

XVIII (8);

XIX (1-3);

XIX (5-6);

XIX (9,11);

XX (7-8);

XXI (5,7);

XXII (1,8-9);

XXIII (9-10);

XXIV (3);

XXIV (5,7);

XXV (2);

XXVI (2-5,8,11);

XXVII (3);

XXVIII (3,7);

XXIX (1,4);

XXX (1-5).

Eisen, M. J. (1927). Tõll and his kinship. (EST: Tõll ja ta sugu.) Tartu: Eesti Kirjanduse Selts. 

Electronical reproduction: Tallinn: Academic Library of TLU, 2016.

Read the book (EST): here.

Publication. (1898). Publikationen des Vereins zur Kunde Ösels. Riga/Riia. 

Electronical reproduction. Tallinn: Estonian National Library, 2017.

Read the publication (GER): here.

Holzmayer, J. B. (1880). Osiliana. III. Dorpat/Tartu. 

Electronical reproduction: Tallinn: Academic Library of TLU, 2015.

Read the publication (GER): here.

Holzmayer, J. B. (1868). Osiliana. I., Das Kriegswesen der alten Oeseler. Arensburg/Kuressaare. 

Electronical reproduction: Estonian National Library, 2021. 

Read the publication (GER) here.

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