From the remote and unforgiving landscape of northern Europe, the Vikings voyaged to far-flung areas of the world with extraordinary consequences. Vikings examines the origins, explorations and settlements of these seafaring people, exploring their impact on the world as colonizers, craftsmen, traders and state-makers. This highly illustrated book provides a revealing portrait of the Vikings’ incredible legacy with a collection of rare documents printed on the page, including: • Drawings and photographs from archaeological dig sites • An extract from the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, describing a Viking raid on Lindisfarne • The Skálholt map that marks Norse discoveries in the western Atlantic • A page from the Stockholm Codex Aureus, an illuminated manuscript that was looted by the Vikings • The Vinland map showing Norse exploration of America as an example of recreated Viking history
|Product dimensions:||9.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Marjolein Stern (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) specializes in Viking and Medieval culture and communication. Her current research focuses on the perception, accessibility and use of medieval cultural heritage. Dr. Roderick Dale (University College Cork, Ireland) is an archaeologist and expert in Viking Age warfare, and Old Norse language and literature.