A History of the Vikings

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This enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. A dramatic narrative takes readers from the White Sea in the Arctic to Africa's Moroccan coast, from Viking operations in Russia, England, and Ireland, to daring exploits in Iceland, Greenland, and America. Written by a former curator of the British Museum's Department of Medieval Antiquities, the volume is one of the first complete ...
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Overview

This enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. A dramatic narrative takes readers from the White Sea in the Arctic to Africa's Moroccan coast, from Viking operations in Russia, England, and Ireland, to daring exploits in Iceland, Greenland, and America. Written by a former curator of the British Museum's Department of Medieval Antiquities, the volume is one of the first complete accounts of the Nordic raiders. Amply illustrated and written with freshness and vigor, this perennially appealing story of conquest will be invaluable to scholars and students of Nordic history.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781435146419
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 5/25/2013
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 23,292
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I. The Lands of the Vikings
Chap. I Early Scandinavia and Denmark 41
Chap. II The North Germans 62
Chap. III The Birth of the Viking Nations 78
Chap. IV Scandinavia and Denmark in Viking Times 117
Part II. The Vikings Abroad
Chap. V Russia and the East 143
Chap. VI The South and East Baltic Coasts 179
Chap. VII The Western Empire 193
Chap. VIII England 227
Chap. IX Ireland 274
Chap. X Scotland and Man 300
Chap. XI Wales 323
Chap. XII The Faroe Islands 328
Chap. XIII Iceland 336
Chap. XIV Greenland 361
Chap. XV America 370
Select Bibliographies 389
Index of Authors 393
General Index 396
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