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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Around 2000 bc flint tools began to be replaced by bronze, and iron tools began
to appear c. 500 bc. The Stone Age (Neolithic) farmers lived in isolated family
farms, but impressive mega- lithic communal tombs stand as monuments to some
This 8th century carved picture stone from Gotland shows an early sailing ship
alongside mythological s tration in Sja-lland suggests that in the late Roman Iron
Age a centralized authority, probably a kingdom, had developed here with
6th-century coastline Danes '"□—^ Franks The hallmarks of Viking society —
trade, seaborne raids and a warrior elite — have their roots in the earlier Iron Age
. Scandinavia was first settled by bands of hunter-gatherers moving north 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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