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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The Causes of the Viking Age Above: in the centuries leading up to the Viking
Age, Scandinavia was ruled by warrior ... The geographical range of Viking
activity was enormous, spanning most of the known world and going some way
If somewhere as holy as Lindisfarne was not safe, nowhere was. The raid on
Lindisfarne was typical of the first phase of Viking activity which lasted until
around 834. Small fleets of up to about a dozen ships launched uncoordinated
raids on ...
In 914 the Vikings attempted to create another settlement in continental Europe
by conquering Brittany, but in 936 the Bretons drove them out, virtually ending
Viking activity on the Continent. Only Frisia, on the main Viking route from
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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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