Daily Life of the Vikings

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - History - 187 pages

Though infamous for their violent marauding, Vikings were but one part of the complex Scandinavian culture from which they emerged. This excellent and intimate study goes beyond the rumors of the fury of the Northmen, into the prosaic realities of the greater Scandinavian community, and is ideal for readers who want to discover the everyday details of living in this dynamic time and place. What were Viking families like? How were slaves treated? Were older people treated well, or regarded with contempt? Exactly how did they manage to travel from Baghdad to Greenland? Author Kirsten Wolf answers all of these questions and many more in this highly readable and informative resource volume, which will be a benefit and pleasure to the student and the general reader alike.

For the reader's convenience, the work is organized into chapters covering all aspects life: domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious. It includes a historical timeline of Viking history, complementary pictures, illustrations, and maps, and a bibliography.


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The history book "Daily Life of the Vikings" (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series) By: Kirsten Wolf is a extremely easy to read and a easy to understand history book but, also a extremely informative, interesting, and a fun history book to read about the Viking Age, the Vikings, the history of the Viking Age and of the Vikings, and the Vikings' culture, heritage, and daily life. I would highly recommend the history book "Daily Life of the Vikings" to all middle school students, high school students, college students, university students, amatuer historians, living historians, historical reenactors, history teachers, history professors, historians, and to anybody who really wants to learn and study about the Viking Age and Vikings this extremely easy to read and easy to understand but, extremely informative, interesting, and fun moderate history book about the Viking Age and the Vikings. Loved it! Go Vikings! Peace!
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Introduction Time and Space
Domestic Life
Economic Life
Intellectual Life
Material Life
Political Life
Recreational Life
Religious Life
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About the author (2004)

KIRSTEN WOLF is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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