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 have become a byword for seaborne terror: violent raiders
descending in their longships to plunder monasteries and butcher peaceful
communities of men, women and children. But were they really more violent than
their Christian ...
Aside from the cultural damage caused by attacks on monasteries, the Vikings
had surprisingly little effect on Ireland, but they did give the country its first towns
and drew it more closely into the European economy. The effects of the Vikings
Alcuin of York, AD 793 Right: the Viking raid on the monastery at Lindisfame is
vividly depicted on this 9th- century tombstone from the priory there. The attack
sent shock waves through Europe: why had Cod allowed such a holy place to be
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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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