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Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their influence extending from the Holy Land to Newfoundland, as explorers, settlers, craftsmen and hired mercenaries.
Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defenses of 9th-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of monks, peasants, and rulers. But the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers, and mercenaries, and follows the routes of Viking merchants from Constantinople to the new world. Full color.
The Causes of the Viking Age Timeline
Part I: The Origins of the Vikings
The Scandinavian Environment Scandinavia before the Vikings Pagan Religion and Burial
Part II: Scandinavia in the Viking Age
From Chiefdoms to Kingdoms Rural Settlement Trade and Trade Routes Ships and Seafaring Viking Towns Women in the Viking Age
Part III: The Viking Raids
The Raids Begin The Raids Intensify The Vikings in the Mediterranean The Franks Fight Back The Great Army in England The Great Raids on Francia Wessex Defended The Conquest of the Danelaw The Kingdom of York Vikings in Ireland I Vikings in Ireland II The Vikings in Scotland Scandinavian Placenames in Britain The Duchy of Normandy The Vikings in Brittany The Viking Warrior
Part IV: The North Atlantic Saga
The Faeroes and Iceland The Settlement of Iceland Icelandic Literature The Vikings in Greenland Voyages to Vinland
Part V: The Vikings in the East
The Swedes in the East From Scandinavian to Slav
Part VI: The Transformation of the Vikings
Raids on Aethelraed's Kingdom The Danes Conquer England The Empire of Cnut The Thunderbolt of the North The Struggle for England The Kingdom of Man and the Isles The Twilight of Viking Scotland Scandinavia after the Vikings The Early Scandinavian Church
Viking Kings and Rulers Further Reading Index Acknowledgements
Posted January 3, 2014
Very informative, many maps, dates, historical personages. This booklet provides a clear concise understanding to the Viking era. A good supplemental source to have.
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