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 Vikings burst quite suddenly into European history in the last decade of the
8th century with a series of terrifying attacks on the coasts of Britain, Ireland and
Francia. For centuries, their Scandinavian homeland had been a remote region ...
In the Hebrides they preserved their identity a little longer and in Orkney and
Shetland, well beyond the end of the Viking age. Aside from the cultural damage
caused by attacks on monasteries, the Vikings had surprisingly little effect on
Chronicle of Nantes, 919 Blocked out of the Seine by the Normans, the Vikings
invaded Brittany and drove its nobles into exile. For most of the 9th century,
Britanay escaped relatively lightly from Viking attacks; although it suffered its
share of ...
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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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