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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At about the same time, Arab merchants were penetrating eastern Europe from
the south along the Volga and the Don. As a result, high quality Arabic silver
coins known as dirhems began to circulate in eastern Europe, giving the Swedes
al-Tartushi, an Arab merchant from Spain, c. 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
During the course of the 9th century the Rus founded merchant towns such as
Novgorod, or won control of existing Slav towns such Kiev and used them as
bases from which to subjugate their hinterlands. By the 860s Novgorod had
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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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