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 Danes of Northumbria and the Danelaw also supplied reinforcements and
launched diversionary raids on the coasts of Wessex. Despite this, the two Viking
armies which arrived in Kent in 892 were not destined to prosper. The only major
The Conquest of the Danelaw I /Campaigns and conquests, 902-16 Wessex and
allies. 902 □ annexed from Mercia, 91 1 I conquered by Wessex. 912— « I other
area under English control. 902 border of Danelaw, 902 Norwegian settlement, ...
There are few Scandinavian placenames in England south of the 9th-century
border of the Danelaw, and they are absent even from many areas north of it.
Despite the Vikings' long involvement in Ireland, there are few Scandinavian ...
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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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