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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John Haywood. Trade and Trade Routes Alongside raiding and settlement,
Vikings operated a far-flung trade network from Greenland to Central Asia. Above
: in Viking transactions, silver was valued by weight. This pair of balance scales
Around 965 the flow of Arab silver through Russia to Scandinavia began to dry
up as the Muslim world's silver mines #-yv ' became exhausted. The
Scandinavians sought new sources of silver, and a new wave of Viking raids
erupted in the ...
The other major cause was the progressive exhaustion after 965 of the silver
mines of the Islamic world. This led to the decline and abandonment of the
eastern trade routes, and ended the flow of Arabic silver which had been the
main fuel of ...
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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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