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 main preoccupation of the Danish kings at the beginning of the Viking period
was the threat (real or imagined) of Frankish expansionism. Godfred, the first
Danish king about whom we know much more than his name, pursued an ...
From Chiefdoms to Kingdoms Above: Harald Bluetooth'* rune stone in the Danish
royal cemetery at Jelling would originally have been brightly painted. It is
inscribed: "King Harald commanded these memorials made to Gorm his father
Danish control came under threat after an Irish victory over the Dublin Vikings in
902 brought an an influx of Irish-Norse settlers to northwest England. The death
of three Danish kings at the battle of Tettenhall in 910 left the kingdom leaderless,
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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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