The Age of the Vikings

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Princeton University Press, 1 mars 2016 - 328 sidor
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.
 

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There's very little concrete evidence about the life of vikings so I give the author a lot slack but it's just needlessly rambling, randomly going into detail of some runic text ever so often. Also ... Läs hela recensionen

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The Fury of the Northmen
1
Violence in a Violent Time
15
Viking Age Emigration
45
Ships Boats and Ferries to the Afterworld
71
Viking Age Trade
99
From Chieftains to Kings
131
At Home on the Farm
157
The Religions of the North
181
Arts and Letters
213
The End of the Viking Age
241
Further Reading
249
Abbreviations
255
Bibliography
275
List of Illustrations
289
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Anders Winroth is the Birgit Baldwin Professor of History at Yale University.

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