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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Some chieftains led Viking raids and the most successful, like the Dane Thorkell
the Tall at the end of the 10th century, built up such large armed followings that
they became potential rivals to the king. The independence of the aristocracy was
The basic unit was the lid, a king's or chieftain's private retinue of warriors. The
warriors of the lid formed a felag or fellowship, bonded together by mutual loyalty.
Discipline was probably maintained mainly by the individual warrior's fear of ...
Local leadership was assumed by the gcdar, wealthy chieftain-priests who were
well placed to resolve or manipulate disputes and offer advocacy and protection
to smaller landowners. They presided over the district assemblies, or Things, ...
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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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