The Vikings

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Penguin UK, 30 avr. 1998 - 384 pages
Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.
 

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The Vikings

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A survey of Viking civilization, originally published in Denmark (1987), concentrating on the period c.750-c.1050. One chapter covers sources, and about one-third of the book deals with Viking ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

LIST OF FIGURES AND MAPS
LIST OF PLATES
PICTURE CREDITS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
THE VIKING AGE AND ITS SOURCES
SCANDINAVIA
FORTIFICATIONS WEAPONS AND WARFARE
THE OLD AND THE NEW RELIGION
ART AND POETRY
THE EXPANSION
THE MAINLAND OF WESTERN EUROPE
SCOTLAND AND THE ISLE OF MAN
IRELAND
ENGLAND

THE PEOPLE
LANGUAGE WRITING AND PERSONAL NAMES
SOCIETY
KINGS AND KINGDOMS
TRAVEL TRANSPORT AND SHIPS
LIVELIHOOD AND SETTLEMENT
EXCHANGE SILVER AND MERCHANDISE
TRADE AND TOWNS
ICELAND THE FAROES GREENLAND AND AMERICA
THE BALTIC REGION RUSSIA BYZANTIUM AND THE CALIPHATE
CONCLUSION
NOTES ON THE TRANSLATION
Notes on the Plates
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEXES
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Else Roesdahl is Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Arhus, Denmark and special Professor in Viking Studues at the University of Nottingham. In 1988 she was awarded the Soren Gyldendal Prize for the Danish edition of THE VIKINGS.

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