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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Viking Towns "[Hedeby] is a large town at the other end of the world sea. . . The
town is not rich in goods. . . The staple food is fish, since it is so plentiful. It often
happens that a newborn infant is tossed into the sea to save raising it.
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
It began well before the start of what is normally regarded as the Viking Age:
even before 700, Slav and Bait towns such as Elbing and Grobin had significant
permanent Scandinavian populations, and by the mid-8th century,
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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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