Daily Life of the Vikings / Edition 1

Daily Life of the Vikings / Edition 1

by Kirsten Wolf
     
 

Though infamous for their violent marauding, Vikings were but one part of the complex Scandinavian culture from which they emerged. This excellent and intimate study goes beyond the rumors of the fury of the Northmen, into the prosaic realities of the greater Scandinavian community, and is ideal for readers who want to discover the everyday details of living in

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Though infamous for their violent marauding, Vikings were but one part of the complex Scandinavian culture from which they emerged. This excellent and intimate study goes beyond the rumors of the fury of the Northmen, into the prosaic realities of the greater Scandinavian community, and is ideal for readers who want to discover the everyday details of living in this dynamic time and place. What were Viking families like? How were slaves treated? Were older people treated well, or regarded with contempt? Exactly how did they manage to travel from Baghdad to Greenland? Author Kirsten Wolf answers all of these questions and many more in this highly readable and informative resource volume, which will be a benefit and pleasure to the student and the general reader alike.

For the reader's convenience, the work is organized into chapters covering all aspects life: domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious. It includes a historical timeline of Viking history, complementary pictures, illustrations, and maps, and a bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313322693
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction : time and space1
2Domestic life7
3Economic life19
4Intellectual life41
5Material life69
6Political life103
7Recreational life141
8Religious life147

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