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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Very little is known about the Gotar, and they are not mentioned in primary
sources as being involved in Viking raiding (though that might only be the result
of confusion over identities) . The names of a few Svear kings are known from the
... did temporarily establish himself as king of Norway. He lost his kingdom and
his life at the Battle of Svdld in 1000. The history of Sweden in this period is less
well known. The Svear and the neighbouring Gotar people appear to have had a
In Sweden the Svear and Gotar, though usually united under the same king,
continued as two separate kingdoms until c. 1172. The Scandinavian monarchies
remained elective, and succession disputes often led to civil wars in the 12th ...
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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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