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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Godfred, the first Danish king about whom we know much more than his name,
pursued an aggressive policy towards the Franks, attacking their Slav allies in
808 and leading a large fleet to ravage Frisia in 810. Godfred also rebuilt and ...
Though some sort of settlement existed at Hedeby before King Godfred settled a
colony of merchants there in I it was probably this act that led to Hedeby
developing into an international market centre. There was a mint, and the
remains of ...
In 810, the Danish King Godfred, feeling threatened by Frankish expansion on
his border, ravaged the empire's vulnerable Frisian coast: by the time the
Franksih fleet and army had gathered, the raiders were long gone. Like an earlier
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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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