VIKINGS PB

Front Cover
Smithsonian, Apr 17, 2000 - History - 432 pages
Replete with color photographs, drawings, and maps of Viking sites, artifacts, and landscapes, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. The book's contributors chart the spread of marauders and traders in Europe as well as the expansion of farmers and explorers throughout the North Atlantic and into the New World. They show that Norse contacts with Native American groups were more extensive than has previously been believed, but that the outnumbered Europeans never established more than temporary settlements in North America.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Vikings: the North Atlantic saga

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

To mark the 1000-year anniversary of the first settlement of Viking explorers in North America on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the Smithsonian Institution has mounted a large exhibition now ... Read full review

Vikings: the North Atlantic saga

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

To mark the 1000-year anniversary of the first settlement of Viking explorers in North America on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the Smithsonian Institution has mounted a large exhibition now ... Read full review

Contents

Preface Hillary Rodham Clinton
8
Scandinavia in the Viking Age Peter H Sawyer
27
Farming and Daily Life Sigrid H H Kaland and Irmelin Martens
42
Copyright

23 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

WILLIAM W. FITZHUGH is the director of the Arctic Studies Center and curator in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. ELISABETH WARD is a curatorial specialist of the Vikings exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Bibliographic information