The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Julian D Richards 
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0192806076
EAN: 9780192806079
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 152
Publish Date: 2005-11-7
Binding: Paperback
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The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history. Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Julian Richards reveals the whole Viking world: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. We also look at the Viking identity, through their artistic expression, rune stones, their ships, and their religion. The Viking story is also brought up to date, by examining their legacy from the medieval Icelandic sagas to 19th Century nationalism, Wagner, and the Nazis.
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Title: The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Julian D Richards
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0192806076
EAN: 9780192806079
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 152
Publish Date: 2005-11-7
Binding: Paperback

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