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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A survey of Viking civilization, originally published in Denmark (1987), concentrating on the period c.750-c.1050. One chapter covers sources, and about one-third of the book deals with Viking ... Read full review

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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

Contents

THE ALLURE OF THE VIKINGS
3
THE VIKING AGE AND ITS SOURCES
7
THE STUDY OF THE VIKING AGE
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About the author (1998)

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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