The World of Vikings


Author: Justin Pollard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938922910
Category:
Page: 160
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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.

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.

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.

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

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 world of the Vikings


Author: Ole Klindt-Jensen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 238
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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 A to Z of the Vikings


Author: Katherine Holman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086813X
Category: History
Page: 406
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The A to Z of the Vikings traces Viking activity in Europe, North America, and Asia for over three centuries. During this period people from Scandinavia used their longships to launch lightning raids upon their European neighbors, to colonize new lands in the east and west, and to exchange Scandinavian furs for eastern wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age also saw significant changes at home in Scandinavia kings extended their power, Norse paganism lost ground to Christianity, and new towns and ports thrived as a result of increased contact with the wider world. This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the Vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age."

The Sea Wolves

A History of the Vikings
Author: Lars Brownworth
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979112
Category: History
Page: 266
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In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law - the term itself comes from an Old Norse word - and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travellers through the stories of the great Viking figures. Among others, Leif the Lucky who discovered a new world, Ragnar Lodbrok the scourge of France, Eric Bloodaxe who ruled in York, and the crafty Harald Hardrada illuminate the saga of the Viking age - a time which “has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night”.

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.

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.

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.

A History of the Vikings


Author: T. D. Kendrick
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123421
Category: History
Page: 464
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Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.

The Viking Stone Age

Birth of the Ax Culture
Author: Njord Kane
Publisher: Spangenhelm Publishing
ISBN: 1943066191
Category: History
Page: 72
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The Story of the Vikings during the early Nordic Stone Age time period. The first ancient Norsemen. A span of some thousands of years concisely covering the evolution the Stone Age Norse people. A whole new world of understanding about the ancient Vikings has been opened up by new archaeological discoveries and studies. This was the birth of the Viking Battle Axe Culture, so well known during the Viking Age of Norse Expansionism. The evolving culture of the primitive Norse that eventually created their first Battle Axes made from stone and copper during the Nordic Stone Age time period. Easy to read and very interesting. Providing a quick and concise journey through major events of primitive Norse Stone Age history. Highlights of major aspects in primitive Norse knowledge and technology. Discussed are shared technologies between the Ancient Norse, Inuit (Eskimo), and other North American Aborigines that may have had made contact with The Stone Age Norse – lost in time.

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas
Author: William R. Short
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786456079
Category: History
Page: 283
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The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include religion, housing, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and the early history of Iceland. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.

Women in the Viking Age


Author: Judith Jesch
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0851153607
Category: History
Page: 239
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Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.

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