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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Small fleets of up to about a dozen ships launched uncoordinated raids on the
coasts of Britain, Ireland, Frisia and Francia but rarely penetrated more than a few
miles inland. Though the speed and mobility enjoyed by the Vikings made such ...
The Great Raids on Francia "The Northmen continue to kill and take Christian
people captive; without ceasing they destroy churches and dwellings and burn
towns. Along all the roads one sees bodies of the clergy and laity, of nobles and ...
Viking activity developed in a similar way to that in Britain and Francia. The first
phase, which lasted until around 830, involved small fleets in uncoordinated
attacks on targets — primarily monasteries — within 20 miles of the coast. In 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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