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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When, at the end of the 8th century , Arab merchants began to penetrate the
Volga, they introduced fine quality silver coins into circulation in Russia,
providing the Scandinavians with the motive to press inland to discover their
source. By the ...
John Haywood. Right: The Rus travelled as far as the Black and Caspian seas,
where they traded with Arab merchants of the Abbasid caliphate. Arab vessels of
pottery, silver and bronze have been found at Viking settlements in Russia. Slavs.
the Arab merchant Ibn Fadlan meets Rus traders at I til , 922 Like the Vikings in
the west, the Rus were absorbed by the peoples they conquered, and in a few
generations they adopted Slavic names and culture. The process of the
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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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