Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a
'valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people' who swept
in from the sea to plunder and slaughter? Or in the words of a Manx
folksong 'ware-wolves keen in hungry quest', who lived and
died by the sea and the sword. Or were they unusually successful
merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers?
This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest
research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their
age. Excavations as far apart as Dublin and Newfoundland, York and
Kiev, provide fascinating archaeological evidence, expertly
interpreted in this extensively illustrated book.
Ausstattung/Bilder: Reissued ed. 2001. 344 p. w. numerous b&w figs., 24 col. plates. 243 mm
Oxford Illustrated History
Abmessung: 243mm x 179mm x 22mm
"the truest picture yet of the Vikings and their age."--Publishing News
Peter Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Leeds.
List of Colour Plates List of Maps Notes on Contributors 1. The Age of the Vikings and Before 2. The Frankish Empire 3. The Vikings in England, ic./i790-1016 4. Ireland, Wales, Man, and the Hebrides 5. The Atlantic Islands 6. Scandinavians in European Russia 7. The Danish Empire and the End of the Viking Age 8. Ships and Seamanship 9. Religions Old and New 10. The Vikings in History and Legend 11. The Viking Legacy Further Reading Chronology Index
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