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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Hakon was killed some time around 960 by Erik Bloodaxe's son Harald
Greycloak, who then became king. Harald spent much of his reign trying
unsuccessfully to gain control of the Trondelag, and was eventually killed around
970 fighting ...
Ice-bound Greenland owes its optimistic name to Erik the Red, who hoped it
would attract settlers. The first Norsemen to sight Greenland were Gunnbjorn Ulf-
Krakuson and Snaebjorn Galti, around 900 and 978 respectively. All they saw
... Dublin 945) 943-44 Ragnald II (expelled) 944-46 Edmund (King of Wessex
939) 946-48 Eadred (King of Wessex 946-56) 948 Erik Bloodaxe 949-52 Olaf
Cuaran (expelled) 952-54 Erik Bloodaxe (expelled, King Earls of Orkney of
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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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