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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm

Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm

Roman

  • Author: Frans G. Bengtsson
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423431970
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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Wild ist die Welt der Wikinger Die Lebensgeschichte des jungen Bauernsohns Röde Orm bietet alles, was einen großen Wikinger-Roman auszeichnet: gefährliche Raubzüge, ferne Länder, zarte Poesie, heftige Familienstreitigkeiten und natürlich schöne Frauen. Spannend und mit viel Humor erzählt Frans G. Bengtsson von seinen trink- und liebesfreudigen Helden, die im Europa des 10. Jahrhunderts auf große Fahrt gehen – die letzte echte Wikinger-Saga.

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

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 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

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.

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.

Historical Dictionary of the Vikings

Historical Dictionary of the Vikings

  • Author: Katherine Holman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 383
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"This Historical Dictionary of the Vikings provides information on major historical figures, important battles and treaties, key works, and archaeological finds. This dictionary not only presents the big picture, but also examines the everyday aspects of how people lived and worked. A chronology, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age are also included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.

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.

The Vikings in History

The Vikings in History

  • Author: F. Donald Logan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136527168
  • 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.

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
  • View: 8535
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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.

The age of the Vikings

The age of the Vikings

  • Author: P. H. Sawyer
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 275
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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.

Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson

Viking Explorer of the New World

  • Author: Cheryl L. Defries
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781598451269
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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"Examines the life of Viking explorer Leif Eriksson, including his explorations, his discovery of North America, and his legacy in American history"--Provided by publisher.