The World of Vikings


Author: Justin Pollard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938922910
Category:
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The World of the Vikings


Author: Richard Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500290514
Category: History
Page: 240
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Explores the Viking ways with photographs, reconstruction of Vicking ways, maps, antiquites, and history.

The World of Vikings


Author: Justin Pollard
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452153000
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.

Exploring the World of the Vikings


Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Enslow Elementary
ISBN: 9780766023406
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Discusses what life was like for the Vikings, including what they ate, wore, celebrated, and discovered.

A History of the Vikings


Author: Gwyn Jones
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192801340
Category: History
Page: 504
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'What a superb book this is! Wise, well-informed, judicious and infinitely readable.' -Magnus Magnusson, Scotsman'an utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or...in any language.' -Erik Wahlgren, Scandinavian Studies'A highly readable history.' -Oxford Time'no better book on the Vikings has ever been written, and it is one which every educated person with any interest in history should know about... Readers will be delighted to discover the eloquent and sparkling prose of a natural Welsh bard and storyteller who was one of the shining lights of University College, Cardiff. The man writes beautifully. There are not many history books one can pick up and start reading anywhere just for the sheer enjoyment of literary craftsmanship and even fewer as authoritative as this.' -Lloyds List 13/04/1994

Daily Life of the Vikings


Author: Kirsten Wolf
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322693
Category: History
Page: 187
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Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings


Author: Peter Sawyer
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854346
Category: History
Page: 298
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Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

The Age of the Vikings


Author: Anders Winroth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851904
Category: History
Page: 320
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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age


Author: John Haywood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500019825
Category: History
Page: 224
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Provides brief descriptions of figures, places, and battles from Viking history, as well an introduction to Viking culture.

Norsemen in the Viking Age


Author: Eric Christiansen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470692766
Category: History
Page: 392
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This history of the Nordic peoples in the period 750-1050 focuses on their homelands and colonies, demonstrating the fluidity and incoherence of the world in which they lived. Considers the Nordic peoples in Viking times without undue recourse to developmental theories. Guides readers through some of the scholarly controversies surrounding these peoples. Illustrated by reference to runic, poetic and archaeological evidence.

Historical Dictionary of the Vikings


Author: Katherine Holman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 383
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"This Historical Dictionary of the Vikings provides information on major historical figures, important battles and treaties, key works, and archaeological finds. This dictionary not only presents the big picture, but also examines the everyday aspects of how people lived and worked. A chronology, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age are also included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings


Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 144
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Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

The Hammer and the Cross

A New History of the Vikings
Author: Robert Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141923873
Category: History
Page: 464
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For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. The attack on Lindisfarne was a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse gods at Uppsala around 1090. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls 'the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history'. His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia - the eddas, the poetry of the skalds and the sagas - is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries and the evidence of picture-stones, runes, ships and objects scattered all over northern Europe, to make the most convincing modern portrait of the Viking Age in any language. The Hammer and the Cross ranges from Scandinavia itself to Kievan Rus and Byzantium in the east, to Iceland, Greenland and the north American settlements in the west. Beyond its geographical boundaries the book takes us on a journey to a misty region inhabited by Hallfred the Troublesome Poet, Harald Bluetooth, Ragnar Hairy-Breeches, Ivar the Boneless and Eyvind the Plagiarist, in which literature, history and myth dissolve into one another.

Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm

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Author: Frans G. Bengtsson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423431970
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Wild ist die Welt der Wikinger Die Lebensgeschichte des jungen Bauernsohns Röde Orm bietet alles, was einen großen Wikinger-Roman auszeichnet: gefährliche Raubzüge, ferne Länder, zarte Poesie, heftige Familienstreitigkeiten und natürlich schöne Frauen. Spannend und mit viel Humor erzählt Frans G. Bengtsson von seinen trink- und liebesfreudigen Helden, die im Europa des 10. Jahrhunderts auf große Fahrt gehen – die letzte echte Wikinger-Saga.

The Viking Age

A Reader, Second Edition
Author: Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442608706
Category: History
Page: 528
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In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors. The diversity of the Viking Age is brought to life through the range of sources presented, and the geographical and chronological coverage of these readings. The Norse translations, many of them new to this collection, are straightforward and easily accessible, and the chapter introductions contextualize the readings while allowing the sources to speak for themselves. The second edition of this popular reader has been revised and reorganized into fourteen chapters. Nearly twenty sources have been added, including material on children, games and entertainment, and runic inscriptions, as well as new readings on the martyrdom of Alfeah, the life of Saint Findan, and the martyrdom of Saint Edmund. The reader can be paired for classroom use with its companion volume, The Vikings and Their Age, authored by Somerville and McDonald. Together, these books provide comprehensive coverage for a course on the Vikings. Additional resources, such as a detailed bibliography and instructions on reading skaldic poetry, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).

The Vikings in History


Author: F. Donald Logan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136527168
Category: History
Page: 224
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Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800–1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings


Author: Peter Sawyer
Publisher: Alyson Publishing
ISBN: 9780198205265
Category: History
Page: 298
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Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

Song of the Vikings

Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137073713
Category: History
Page: 256
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Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.