The World of the Vikings

Author: Richard Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290514

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1574


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

View: 471


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

View: 6108


Discusses what life was like for the Vikings, including what they ate, wore, celebrated, and discovered.

The A to Z of the Vikings

Author: Katherine Holman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086813X

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 7996


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."

A History of the Vikings

Author: Gwyn Jones

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801340

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 9161


'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 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

View: 384


Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

The Age of the Vikings

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851904

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8416


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.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

Author: Peter Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854346

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 9307


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

A History of the Vikings

Author: T. D. Kendrick

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123421

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8374


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.

Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500019825

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3827


Provides brief descriptions of figures, places, and battles from Viking history, as well an introduction to Viking culture.

Chronicles of the Vikings

Records, Memorials, and Myths

Author: Raymond Ian Page

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802071651

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8068


Chronicles of the Vikings defines the social values of the Viking Age, their heroic view of life which sometimes contrasts with their more prosaic way of looking at things.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3955


Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

The Vikings in History

Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136527168

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5097


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.

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879130

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4115


In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

Women in the Viking Age

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0851153607

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 8912


Through runic inscriptions and behind the veil of myth, Jesch discovers the true story of viking women.

Die Abenteuer des Röde Orm


Author: Frans G. Bengtsson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423431970

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 8101


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 Hammer and the Cross

A New History of the Vikings

Author: Robert Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141017759

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 9560


'Compelling . . . shows us how our understanding of the Vikings is incomplete without a consideration of the violence of their culture, but remains sympathetic to the poetry of their doomed world . . . Ferguson adds another layer to our perception of our origins' Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year From the first bloody attack on the Lindisfarne monastery in 793 to the settlement of Iceland and Greenland and the discovery of North America, the Vikings dominated Europe for over 300 years. What caused their outburst of violence and restless creativity, what sustained it, and what finally brought it to an end? Robert Ferguson's new history sheds light on some of the most characteristic aspects of the Vikings' culture, including their Heathen religion, their skill as shipbuilders and architects, and an extraordinary literary and poetic culture that celebrated the deeds of such enigmatically named leaders as Harald Bluetooth and Ivar the Boneless. This is the clearest and most compelling modern portrait of the Viking world yet. 'Christianity will loom the larger in the Viking story from now on, thanks to Robert Ferguson's fascinating The Hammer and the Cross' Scotsman, Books of the Year 'Ferguson restores Viking violence to centre stage . . . a lively and gripping account' Literary Review 'A brave, engaging book' The Tablet