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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One such kingdom was centred in Uppland in Sweden, north of Lake Maiaren,
around the pagan cult centre of Gamla Uppsala. Nearby are cemeteries at
Vendel and Vals- garde containing burials with exceptionally rich furnishings,
950 Towns were slow to develop in Viking Age Scandinavia, but by 1000 there
were several thriving urban centres. Scandinavia had no true towns before the
Viking age, though there were several seasonal market centres. When towns did
From 866 to 954 York was the centre of a Viking kingdom including most of the
old kingdom of Northumbria south of the Tees. After they took York in 866, the
Danes at first ruled through English puppet kings, but in 876 Halfdan, one of 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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