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Combines the latest research and discoveries with a humorous eye to take us inside the Viking world
So you want to be a Viking?
Vikings are the lords of the northern seas. Fame, glory, and wealth await those who brave storms and enemy spears to plunder far and wide in foreign lands. Who wouldn’t like to come home laden with silver, earning a reputation that will live on long after lesser men have been forgotten?
This book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful Viking warrior in the tenth century.How to join a Viking war bandWhat to look for in a good Viking leaderHow to behave at a feastHow to choose the right weapons and armorHow to plunder a monastery and ransom a monkHow to navigate at sea
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
John Haywood's many books include Encyclopaedia of the Viking Age and Historical Atlas of the Celtic World.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked up this book because I am a fan of books that present history as the present to evoke a sense of realism. Books like these generally rely on primary documents. The issue here is that few Scandinavian sources from the Viking Age exist, since it was Christianity that pushed literacy into the north (runic inscriptions aside). This book is forced to rely on many sources that post date the time at hand by centuries. Over all I did find this book to be entertaining, and I learned a couple of things. However, anyone thinking of using this book primarily as a learning tool for the Viking Age should double check all facts and look into the sources because I did find a couple of inaccuracies in the mythology.
This book is good...NOT.