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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 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 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 Age of the Vikings

The Age of the Vikings

  • Author: Anders Winroth
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691169292
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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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 Viking World

The Viking World

  • Author: Stefan Brink,Neil Price
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431826X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 717
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Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics, Stefan Brink and Neil Price have constructed the first single work to gather innovative research from a spectrum of disciplines (including archaeology, history, philology, comparative religion, numismatics and cultural geography) to create the most comprehensive Viking Age book of its kind ever attempted. Consisting of longer articles providing overviews of important themes, supported by shorter papers focusing on material of particular interest, this comprehensive volume covers such wide-ranging topics as social institutions, spatial issues, the Viking Age economy, warfare, beliefs, language, voyages, and links with medieval and Christian Europe. This original work, specifically oriented towards a university audience and the educated public, will have a self-evident place as an undergraduate course book and will be a standard work of reference for all those in the field.

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 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.

A History of the Vikings

A History of the Vikings

  • Author: Gwyn Jones
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192801340
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
  • View: 1867
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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