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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Their ranks were swelled by Viking mercenaries on their way to join the
Byzantine emperor's elite Varangian guard. These Scandinavians, known to their
contemporaries as the Rus, gave Russia its name and its first centralized state,
After 1066 fewer warriors came, and the ranks of the Byzantine emperor's
Varangian guard of "axe wielding barbarians" were increasingly filled with exiled
Anglo-Saxons. Vikings in the Baltic Perhaps the area of Viking activity about
Three years later, Harald moved on to Constantinople to join the Byzantine
emperor's elite Varangian guard. After nine years' campaigning, Harald had won
gold and fame; now he would seek a share of Magnus the Good's Danish and ...
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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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