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Cultural Atlas of the Viking World

Cultural Atlas of the Viking World

by James Graham-Campbell
     
 
An account of the Viking world based on recent archaelogical research. The text is complemented by illustrations, including maps and reconstruction drawings. The author also wrote "Viking Artefacts" and "The Vikings".

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An account of the Viking world based on recent archaelogical research. The text is complemented by illustrations, including maps and reconstruction drawings. The author also wrote "Viking Artefacts" and "The Vikings".

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this general overview, edited by a leading scholar in the field, Scandinavian history and expansion from circa 750 to 1150 C.E. are explored thematically. The book's four sections cover the Vikings' origins, Viking-age Scandinavia, overseas interactions, and the end of the Viking world. The thematic organization creates confusion, often forcing one to jump centuries within a paragraph. Substandard research-e.g., King Harald Fairhair is referred to as Harald Finehair-casts doubt on the book's credibility, and the writing style can be trite ("The Vikings were a people who had great respect for the law-though that is not how they are usually thought of today"). Many superior books, such as Donald Logan's The Vikings in History (Hutchinson, 1983), Else Roesdahl's The Vikings (Allen Lane, 1987), and editor Graham-Campbell's The Viking World (Ticknor & Fields, 1980), exist for general readers.-Kurt I. Munson, St. Ambrose Univ., Davenport, Ia.
School Library Journal
YA-This pictorial history presents a rich resource for exploring Viking life, art, and technology. Organized into four sections, it focuses on origins, ascendancy in Scandinavia, overseas adventures, and decline. Numerous full-color photographs show craftwork, ship replicas, archaeological artifacts, and many other objects illustrating the range of Viking culture. Useful maps, plus ground-level and aerial photographs from sites along the coastlines of Europe, North America, Great Britain, and inland Russia show the extent of Viking travels during the height of their civilization.
Booknews
A profusely and colorfully illustrated exploration of aspects of Viking life and beliefs and tour of their sites throughout northern Europe. The topics include burials, fortresses, home, leisure, costume, ships and navigation, runes, and paganism and Christianity. The sites range from Novgorod through Scandinavia and the British Isles to North America. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816030040
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Cultural Atlas of Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 12.19(h) x 0.98(d)

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