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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The West Slavs or Wends had a large number of trading towns along the
southern Baltic coast, and finds of large quantities of Arabic silver coins show that
they were tied in in an important way with the Baltic and Russian trade routes.
The kingdoms of western Europe were now too strong to challenge, but south
and east of the Baltic were the still pagan west Slavs or Wends and the Baltic and
Finnic peoples. The Wends were active and skilled pirates, and the Danes in ...
Some Viking raiding did continue: the Danish King Harald III (1074-80) tolerated
Viking raids in the Baltic in return for a share of the plunder, and the Norwegian
King Harald Eystein led a plundering expedition on the English coast as late as ...
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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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