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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Pagan Religion and Burial Customs Above: Thor goes fishing for the world
serpent. In his right hand he wields his hammer Mjollnir, ready to stun the beast.
This scene appears on a runestone from the church at Altuna in Sweden,
testimony to ...
Europe's Last Pagans Scandinavian expansion, which had come to an end after
Cnut's triumph, began again towards the middle of the 12th century. The
kingdoms of western Europe were now too strong to challenge, but south and
east of the ...
Below: pagan motifs persisted in the work of many Scandinavian craftsmen who
were called on to decorate the new churches. The carvings on this portal of the
stave church at Hylestad in Norway illustrate scenes from the Sigurd legend.
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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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