• Author : Vikings and the Vikings
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781476673745
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This essay collection is a wide-ranging exploration of Vikings, the television series that has successfully summoned the historical world of the Norse people for modern audiences to enjoy. From a range of critical viewpoints, these all fresh essays explore the ways in which past and present representations of the Vikings converge in the show's richly textured dramatization of the rise and fall of Ragnar Loobrok--and the exploits of his heirs--creating what many viewers label a "true" representation of the age. From the show's sources in both saga literature and Victorian revival, to its engagement with contemporary concerns regarding gender, race and identity, via setting, sex, society and more, this first book-length study of the History Channel series appeals to fans of the show, Viking enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in medievalist representation in the 21st century.


  • Author : Carolingian Coinage and the Vikings
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0860789918
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This volume brings together for the first time Simon Coupland's series of significant articles on Carolingian coinage. The author draws out the economic and political implications of coin types and coin hoards from the reign of Charlemagne to the Edict of Pîtres in 864. This numismatic survey is complemented by other studies which use the evidence of coinage and contemporary texts to consider aspects of trade and power in the ninth century, particularly the impact of the Viking raids.


  • Author : Viking Claim
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1511433639
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Veronica tries to cope with losing her sister but is drawn to everything that seemingly took Megan away. A magical stone. Rune staves. A Viking king. The far distant past. It all seems too impossible to believe. Until she slides down a snow swept hill near Maine's, Raven's Nest cliffs straight into a reality she never could have imagined. Of dragon blood and brother to the king, Raknar Sigdir 'the hunter' is determined to welcome any woman from the future if it means he can conquer anew for his people. For those he cares about most. However, Veronica, the irresistible woman thrust back in time, soon has his mind less on loot and more on all the things he forgot about himself. Honor. Decency. Pride. The ability to love. A pact with the seers hangs in the balance when a ninth century Viking gives in to his heart to protect a modern day woman from a sworn, powerful enemy...his former wife. Rash actions mean an uncertain outcome. A new fate unfolds. An ultimatum is given. A claim must be made. Now all that lies ahead is a challenge that might very well mean the loss of an unparalleled passion found across time.


  • Author : Guide to the Dragons Volume 3
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781481425698
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The third volume of this collectible guide profiles ten new dragons and comes with a double-sided poster and eye-catching foil and embossing on the cover. It’s a must-have for fans of DreamWorks Dragons! Now you can find out which dragons glow in the dark and which species is the fastest on land! Discover all of these facts and more about ten new dragon species in the third volume of this in-depth guide to the dragons in Hiccup’s world. This essential DreamWorks Dragons handbook comes with a double-sided poster! How To Train Your Dragon © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.


  • Author : A Brief History of the Vikings
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781472107756
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders. Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.


  • Author : Must Win
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250018571
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Nestled amid cotton, pine, and swamps, the Deep South outpost of Valdosta, Georgia, has long drawn pilgrims from across the country to the home of the Wildcats, the winningest high school football team in America. Christened by national media as "Title Town, USA," Valdosta has thrived on the continuity of dominance: sons still play in front of fathers and grandfathers, creased men in pickups still offer steak dinners as a reward for gridiron glory, and Friday nights in the 11,000-seat stadium known as Death Valley still hold a central role in the town's social fabric. Now that place is in peril. As much as Valdosta is a romantic symbol of traditional American values, things are changing here just as they are in small towns everywhere. In Must Win, author Drew Jubera goes inside the country's most famous high school football team to chronicle its dramatic 2010 season, a quest by a program that's down but not out to regain past glory for both the team and the town it represents. This town, this school, and these people have been rocked by forces that have hit the entire country, but they're a long way from giving up. They still believe in the power of a game to overcome all. With a new coach, a new optimism, and a kaleidoscopic cast that includes an aspiring rapper, a beekeeper's son, the best athlete in the state, and the heir to a pro legacy cut short by a crack dealer's bullet, these Wildcats have been given one more chance. Must Win is the American story written across a bright green playing field.


  • 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


  • Author : Icelanders in the Viking Age
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780786447275
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include Icelandic religion, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and major milestones in life of Viking-Age Icelanders. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.


  • Author : The Laval and Viking Cases
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9789041128508
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

in this book nineteen labour law scholars present country reports detailing challenges and consequences of the rulings evident in twelve EU Member States, as well as in Norway and Russia. Among many others, the salient issues covered include the following: cross-border solidarity among workers; collective action as a fundamental freedom; the prospects for an EU minimum wage plan; the 'social partners' approach to national labour law; the harmonisation of social security standards; and the scope of enforcement by Member State labour regulatory authorities.


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  • Publisher : Frostbite Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
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  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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