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 adoption of the sail, therefore, opened up enormous new opportunities for
piracy which the Scandinavians were quick to exploit. It is true that without
seaworthy ships the Viking expansion could not have happened, but this is not
the same ...
Below: Reconstructions of Viking-age trading ships under sail in Roskilde Fjord,
Denmark. The growth of trade in Viking-age Scandinavia led to the development
of a variety of specialist merchant ships: right, a small coaster and left, ...
This 8th- century stone shows the diagonal stitching in the sail, and the rigging
held by the two crew members. Without seaworthy sailing ships, the Viking
expansion would have been impossible. Their importance is demonstrated in art,
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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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