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The World of Vikings

The World of Vikings

  • Author: Justin Pollard
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452153000
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 160
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MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.

A History of the Vikings

A History of the Vikings

  • Author: Gwyn Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192801340
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
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'What a superb book this is! Wise, well-informed, judicious and infinitely readable.' -Magnus Magnusson, Scotsman'an utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or...in any language.' -Erik Wahlgren, Scandinavian Studies'A highly readable history.' -Oxford Time'no better book on the Vikings has ever been written, and it is one which every educated person with any interest in history should know about... Readers will be delighted to discover the eloquent and sparkling prose of a natural Welsh bard and storyteller who was one of the shining lights of University College, Cardiff. The man writes beautifully. There are not many history books one can pick up and start reading anywhere just for the sheer enjoyment of literary craftsmanship and even fewer as authoritative as this.' -Lloyds List 13/04/1994

The Vikings

The Vikings

A History

  • Author: Robert Ferguson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780670020799
  • Category: History
  • Page: 450
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Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers that plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how ultimately their violence and conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture and government.

The Age of the Vikings

The Age of the Vikings

  • Author: Anders Winroth
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400851904
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

Chronicles of the Vikings

Chronicles of the Vikings

Records, Memorials, and Myths

  • Author: Raymond Ian Page
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802071651
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Chronicles of the Vikings defines the social values of the Viking Age, their heroic view of life which sometimes contrasts with their more prosaic way of looking at things.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

  • Author: Peter Sawyer
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192854346
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

The Vikings

The Vikings

A New History

  • Author: Neil Oliver
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480448060
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Archaeologist Neil Oliver ventures beyond the myths about seafaring Norsemen to reveal the true lives of their chieftains, warlords, and explorers. The Vikings are infamous for taking no prisoners, relishing cruel retribution, and priding themselves on their bloodthirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the West and as far as Baghdad in the East. As the Vikings did not record their own history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and their tale, as Neil Oliver reveals, is an extraordinary story of a stalwart people who came from the brink of destruction to develop awesome seafaring power that reached a quarter of the way around the globe, building an empire that lasted nearly two hundred years. Drawing on discoveries that have only recently come to light, Oliver follows the Vikings’ trail to uncover what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages more than 1,000 years ago. An epic tale of one of the world’s great empires, The Vikings will fascinate all history buffs interested in finding out more about these real-life adventurers.

The Vikings

The Vikings

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: J. D. Richards
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192806076
  • Category: History
  • Page: 152
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Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Julian Richards reveals the whole Viking world: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder.

The Vikings

The Vikings

  • Author: Else Roesdahl
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141941537
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.

The Vikings

The Vikings

  • Author: Shahrukh Husain,Bee Willey
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237533786
  • Category: Mythology, Norse
  • Page: 28
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The stories are set in context by the use of colour panels throughout the text, highlighting further information about the characters, settings or historical context.

A History of the Vikings

A History of the Vikings

  • Author: T. D. Kendrick
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486123421
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.

Daily Life of the Vikings

Daily Life of the Vikings

  • Author: Kirsten Wolf
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313322693
  • Category: History
  • Page: 187
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Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

The Vikings on Film

The Vikings on Film

Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages

  • Author: Kevin J. Harty
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786486384
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 236
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Factual and fanciful tales of the Nordic warriors known as Vikings have proven irresistible to filmmakers for nearly a century. Diverse, prominent actors from Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier to Tim Robbins and John Cleese, and noted directors, including Richard Fleischer, Clive Donner and Terry Jones, have all lent their talents to Viking–related films. These fourteen essays on films dealing with the Viking era discuss American, British and European productions. Analyzed in detail are such films as The Vikings (1958), The Long Ships (1964), Alfred the Great (1969), Erik the Viking (1989) and Outlander (2008), as well as two comic-strip adaptations, the 1954 and 1989 films of Prince Valiant and the animated Astérix and the Vikings (2006). A comprehensive filmography is also included.

The Vikings in History

The Vikings in History

  • Author: F. Donald Logan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136527095
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800–1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.

The Crafts and Culture of the Vikings

The Crafts and Culture of the Vikings

  • Author: Joann Jovinelly,Jason Netelkos
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780823935147
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Examines the social life and customs of the Vikings and presents a variety of crafts that replicate artifacts of the time.

The Vikings

The Vikings

A History

  • Author: Robert Ferguson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101151426
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America. Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who have become familiar to history as Vikings never lose their capacity to fascinate, from their ingeniously designed longboats to their stormy pantheon of Viking gods and goddesses, ruled by Odin in Valhalla. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history." His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia with its skaldic poetry is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries to reveal a sweeping picture of the Norsemen, one of history's most amazing civilizations. Impeccably researched and filled with compelling accounts and analyses of legendary Viking warriors and Norse mythology, The Vikings is an indispensable guide to medieval Scandinavia and is a wonderful companion to the History Channel series.

The Vikings and the Victorians

The Vikings and the Victorians

Inventing the Old North in Nineteenth-century Britain

  • Author: Andrew Wawn
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 0859916448
  • Category: History
  • Page: 434
  • View: 9849
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The first book-length treatment of C19 fascination with Norse heroes.

Exploring the Vikings

Exploring the Vikings

  • Author: John Malam
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers
  • ISBN: 9780237525972
  • Category: Civilization, Viking
  • Page: 47
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New in paperback, Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. Exploring the Vikings looks at who the Vikings were, at their world and how they spent their time, as well as their travels, their voyages of discovery and their rituals and religion. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Exploring the Vikings also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.

The Viking Age

The Viking Age

A Reader, Second Edition

  • Author: Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442608676
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, and tracing the astonishing development of the Viking age from the first foreign raids to the rise and fall of empires, this comprehensive reader is essential to an understanding of Viking history. Chroniclers record European horror in the face of the Viking onslaught. An Arab diplomat gives a gripping account of an encounter with Norsemen in Russia. Great warriors and kings of the period are heralded in Skaldic poetry. With unusual power, saga literature narrates the lives of Norse women and men at home and abroad. Brief introductions contextualize the translations and all unfamiliar terms are explained in the body of the text, making this an extremely readable and user-friendly introduction to the Viking age.

Guts & Glory: The Vikings

Guts & Glory: The Vikings

  • Author: Ben Thompson
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316320552
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 320
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Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-axe-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kids with tales of a people so incredible...it's hard to believe they were real. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson's lively storytelling style brings the Vikings back to life in this second book in the exhilarating Guts & Glory series!