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 9th century saw the end of the "golden age" of early Christian Irish civilization
, which produced treasures such as the ... Many Vikings left Ireland to raid in
England or Francia or settle in Iceland, and for the next 40 years Ireland saw little
Kvivik Viking settlement of the remote, mountainous Faeroe Islands led to the
accidental discovery of Iceland. ... Another accidental early visitor was Naddod,
who landed on Iceland's east coast after being blown off course while sailing
The Settlement of Iceland "A Xorwegian named lngolf. . . was the first to leave
there fur h eland... lie settled south in Reykjavik.. At the time Iceland was eovered
with forest between mountain and seashore. " The Book of Icelanders, 1 2th ...
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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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