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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In Norway the mountainous terrain and deeply indented coastline made inland
travel arduous; sailing along the sheltered fjords was far quicker and safer. In
Sweden, rivers and lakes offered the best routes into the densely- forested
New fortifications were built, Roman town walls were restored, and fortified
bridges constructed across the rivers Seine and Loire. But the bridges were
positioned well inland, and while they protected Paris and the Frankish
heartlands, they ...
Swedish traders sailed far up Russia's rivers to dominate the lucrative routes to
the East. Their ranks were swelled by Viking mercenaries on their way to join the
Byzantine emperor's elite Varangian guard. These Scandinavians, known to their
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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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