• Author : The Vikings and Their Age
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781442605220
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Vikings and Their Age offers a quick overview of the chronology and major themes of the Viking period.


  • Author : The Viking Age
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781442608672
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, and tracing the astonishing development of the Viking age from the first foreign raids to the rise and fall of empires, this comprehensive reader is essential to an understanding of Viking history. Chroniclers record European horror in the face of the Viking onslaught. An Arab diplomat gives a gripping account of an encounter with Norsemen in Russia. Great warriors and kings of the period are heralded in Skaldic poetry. With unusual power, saga literature narrates the lives of Norse women and men at home and abroad. Brief introductions contextualize the translations and all unfamiliar terms are explained in the body of the text, making this an extremely readable and user-friendly introduction to the Viking age.


  • Author : The Viking Age
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Pages : 503
  • ISBN : 9781442601482
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Both the student seeking an introduction to the source materials and the scholar who wants accurate translations with helpful introductions will find this to be an essential addition to their library." - Benjamin Hudson, Pennsylvania State University


  • Author : Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0500019827
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Provides brief descriptions of figures, places, and battles from Viking history, as well an introduction to Viking culture.


  • Author : The Age of the Vikings
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780691169293
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.


  • Author : The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
  • Publisher : Oxford Illustrated History
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0192854348
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements


  • Author : The Vikings in History
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781136527098
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800–1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.


  • Author : Daily Life of the Vikings
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 0313322694
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.


  • Author : Rude Stone Monuments in all countries their age and uses With illustrations
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : BL:A0022054138
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:


  • Author : A History of the Vikings
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0192801341
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

'What a superb book this is! Wise, well-informed, judicious and infinitely readable.' -Magnus Magnusson, Scotsman'an utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or...in any language.' -Erik Wahlgren, Scandinavian Studies'A highly readable history.' -Oxford Time'no better book on the Vikings has ever been written, and it is one which every educated person with any interest in history should know about... Readers will be delighted to discover the eloquent and sparkling prose of a natural Welsh bard and storyteller who was one of the shining lights of University College, Cardiff. The man writes beautifully. There are not many history books one can pick up and start reading anywhere just for the sheer enjoyment of literary craftsmanship and even fewer as authoritative as this.' -Lloyds List 13/04/1994