The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
Penguin Books, 1995 - 144 oldal
Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defences of ninth-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of peasants and rulers alike for two centuries. But the Vikings were more than just marine warriors and this atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers and mercenaries. With over sixty full colour maps, it follows the tracks of the Viking merchants who travelled deep into Russia, of Viking mercenaries who served in the emperor’s bodyguard at Constantinople, and Viking mariners who sailed beyond the edge of the known world to North America.
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Little is known about Denmark for the next century. The kingdom was fre- quently
divided and for some time around 900 at least part of it was ruled by a Swedish
dynasty. Around the mid 10th century, Gorm the Old (d. 958) founded a new, and
By the late 10th century towns were also being founded as administrative and
ecclesiastical centres. The earliest towns in Scandinavia, Ribe, Birka and
Hedeby, all date from the late 8th century. The Danish monarchy played an
For most of the 9th century, Britanay escaped relatively lightly from Viking attacks;
although it suffered its share of coastal raids, the region was peripheral to the
Vikings' main interests. The worst attacks ... But in the 10th century, the situation ...
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - Steve.Bivans - LibraryThing
Don't let the 'picture book' appearance of this little book keep you from buying it, even if you're a serious scholar. The maps are indispensable, and the chronology is laid out logically. One could design an entire semester syllabus based on the chronology in this little book. Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
I like this format for the actual maps less well than I Liked the McEvedy series of atlases. But the book is informative and tries to more of a survey of the "Abortive Scandinavian" Civilization, (as ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
The Causes of the Viking Age
The Origins of the Vikings
Scandinavia in the Viking Age
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