The A to Z of the Vikings
Scarecrow Press, 2009 - 383 oldal
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.
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10th century Æsir Æthelred Æthelred II Alfred Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Annals Ansgar appears archaeological Baltic battle Birka Björn brother burial Christian church Cnut Cnut’s Danelaw Danish king death defeated Denmark Dublin Earl East Anglia edited England English Erik the Red evidence excavations Frankish Godfred grave Greenland Hákon Harald Blue-Tooth Harald Fine-Hair Hebrides Hedeby Heimskringla Iceland included Irish island Ivar killed king of Norway kingdom known land later law-codes Loki Magnus manuscript married medieval Mercia meters monastery ninth century Normandy Norse northern Northumbria Norwegian king Odin Olaf Haraldsson Olaf Tryggvason Olaf’s Orkney pagan place-names poem political present-day Prose Edda recorded River Rollo royal rule rune-stones runes runic inscriptions Russia Saga Scandinavian settlement Scotland ship Sigtrygg Sigurd skaldic poetry Snorri Sturluson sources stone suggests Svein Forkbeard Sweden Swedish Thor town Viking Age Viking army Viking attacks Viking raids Viking-Age Vinland warriors Wessex written York