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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By way of comparison, it is estimated that the Norman army at Hastings — which
also invaded in a fleet of longships ... Important further evidence that the Viking
armies were not small comes from a document known as the Burghal Hidage, ...
Wessex Defended "Then the English army arrived and put the Viking army to
flight and stormed the fortification [of Ben fleet] and seized everything that was
inside it in the way of goods, women and children as well . . . Ha stein 's -wife and
Ri chly decorated weapons and lavish burials proclaimed the status of Viking
warriors; bonded by loyalty and pride, they were the elite of their society. Very
little is known about the organization of the Viking armies that ravaged western
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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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