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The World of Vikings

The World of Vikings

  • Author: Justin Pollard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783938922910
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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The World of the Vikings

The World of the Vikings

  • Author: Richard Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500290514
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Explores the Viking ways with photographs, reconstruction of Vicking ways, maps, antiquites, and history.

Exploring the World of the Vikings

Exploring the World of the Vikings

  • Author: Elaine Landau
  • Publisher: Enslow Elementary
  • ISBN: 9780766023406
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Discusses what life was like for the Vikings, including what they ate, wore, celebrated, and discovered.

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 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.

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 world of the Vikings

The world of the Vikings

  • Author: Ole Klindt-Jensen
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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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 A to Z of the Vikings

The A to Z of the Vikings

  • Author: Katherine Holman
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 081086813X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 406
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The A to Z of the Vikings traces Viking activity in Europe, North America, and Asia for over three centuries. During this period people from Scandinavia used their longships to launch lightning raids upon their European neighbors, to colonize new lands in the east and west, and to exchange Scandinavian furs for eastern wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age also saw significant changes at home in Scandinavia kings extended their power, Norse paganism lost ground to Christianity, and new towns and ports thrived as a result of increased contact with the wider world. This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the Vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age."

The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves

A History of the Vikings

  • Author: Lars Brownworth
  • Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1909979112
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law - the term itself comes from an Old Norse word - and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travellers through the stories of the great Viking figures. Among others, Leif the Lucky who discovered a new world, Ragnar Lodbrok the scourge of France, Eric Bloodaxe who ruled in York, and the crafty Harald Hardrada illuminate the saga of the Viking age - a time which “has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night”.

The Hammer and the Cross

The Hammer and the Cross

A New History of the Vikings

  • Author: Robert Ferguson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141923873
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. The attack on Lindisfarne was a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala around 1090. 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 - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries and the evidence of picture-stones, runes, ships and objects scattered all over northern Europe, to make the most convincing modern portrait of the Viking Age in any language. The Hammer and the Cross ranges from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium in the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements in the west. Beyond its geographical boundaries the book takes us on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, in which literature, history and myth dissolve into one another.

Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age

Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age

  • Author: John Haywood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500019825
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Provides brief descriptions of figures, places, and battles from Viking history, as well an introduction to Viking culture.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

  • Author: John Haywood
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

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.

Icelanders in the Viking Age

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas

  • Author: William R. Short
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786456079
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.

Norsemen in the Viking Age

Norsemen in the Viking Age

  • Author: Eric Christiansen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470692766
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples. Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Story of a People

  • Author: Njord Kane
  • Publisher: Spangenhelm Publishing
  • ISBN: 1943066167
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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The story of the Norse is a Viking adventure in history. The Norse saga began with the first ancient tribes of Norsemen during the Early Nordic Stone Age. The beginning of the Nordic Ax Culture when primitive Norsemen created their first battle axes from stone. The evolution of an innovative and progressive culture that groomed legendary warriors whose voices still roar out today. Take a journey into the Age of Viking Expansion where Ragnar Lothbrok, Rollo, Erik the Red, and many other famous Vikings take you on a ride into the very Halls of Valhalla. Very interesting and worth the read to anyone interested in the Vikings or Norse history. Explore knowledge and technology specific to a culture that was shaped by a people able to reach great distances beyond their homelands and seas. A battle ferocious people with shields, armor, and weaponry that was unmatched by their opponents. A whole new world of understanding about the ancient vikings has been opened up by new archaeological discoveries and studies. New findings that lead to new questions. Could some of the mythological tales about giants in the Norse Sagas have had some truth behind them? Researchers have found proof of giants and humans interacting together in our own DNA! There are also many shared technologies between the Ancient Norse, Asians, the Inuit and other North American aborigines. Viking explorers have long interacted and traded with many people and cultures afar. Were ancient Norse already in contact with early Native Americans? Were these the people they referred to as "Skraelings?" Were they Proto-Inuits known by the ancients as Thule People? See for yourself with new information about the Norse that was once lost in time.

Women in the Viking Age

Women in the Viking Age

  • Author: Judith Jesch
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 0851153607
  • Category: History
  • Page: 239
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Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.