The Penguin historical atlas of the Vikings

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Penguin Books, 1995 - History - 144 pages
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Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defences of 9th-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of monks, peasants and rulers alike for two centuries. But the Vikings were more than just marine terrorists, and this atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explores, settlers and mercenaries. It follows the tracks of the Viking merchants who travelled deep into Russia, of Viking mercenaries who served in the emperor's bodyguard at Constantinople, and Viking mariners who sailed beyond the edge of the known world to North America. Over 60 full colour maps.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

I like this format for the actual maps less well than I Liked the McEvedy series of atlases. But the book is informative and tries to more of a survey of the "Abortive Scandinavian" Civilization, (as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gerald - Goodreads

Memphis has a festival called MEMPHIS IN MAY during which a different foreign country is honored each year. This year the honored country is Sweden. When I went to the library a few weeks ago, there ... Read full review


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Haywood is an Honorary Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Lancaster and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.