The Vikings

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Penguin Adult, Apr 30, 1998 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.

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probably one of the most comprehensive books on all aspects of the Vikings !!! an invigorating read !!! could not put it down and read it on a weekend when the wife went shopping !!! bob walters,midlothian,va

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Can't say whether the information is accurate or not since I'm no expert on Vikings, but the book is written in a very dry style with a complete lack of proper comma use that I found infuriating ... Read full review



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Else Roesdahl is Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Arhus, Denmark and special Professor in Viking Studues at the University of Nottingham. In 1988 she was awarded the Soren Gyldendal Prize for the Danish edition of THE VIKINGS.

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