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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Both the Anglo-Saxons and the Franks recognized that the greatest danger was
that the Vikings would sail upriver and penetrate inland. The Anglo-Saxons
blocked the rivers with bridges, while the Frankish emperor Charlemagne
The Franks Fight Back "Chaiks caused all the leading men of his realm to
assemble about I June, unth many workmen and carts, at the place called Pities,
where the Andelle... and the Eure... flow into the Seine, he closed it off to ships
The West Franks now chose as king a man who had proven his fighting spirit,
Count Odo, the hero of Paris. With an effective display of force and the
encouragement of a payment of Danegeld, Odo rid the Seine of Vikings in 889.
The Vikings ...
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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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