Penguin Adult, Apr 30, 1998 - Social Science - 368 pages
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
Review: The VikingsUser Review - Amanda - Goodreads
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