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The Vikings : a history / Robert Ferguson.

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 948.022 FERGUSON (Text) 37500004341083 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143118015
  • Physical Description: xi, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-419) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Oseberg ship -- The culture of northern Heathendom -- The causes of the Viking Age -- 'The devastation of all the islands of Britain by the Heathens' -- The Vikings in the Carolingian empire -- Across the Baltic -- The Danelaw I: occupation -- The settlement of Iceland -- Rollo and the Norman colony -- The master-builder: Harald Bluetooth and the Jelling Stone -- The Danelaw II: assimilation -- When Allah met Odin -- A piece of horse's liver: the pragmatic Christianity of Håkon the Good -- Greenland and North America -- Ragnarök in Iceland -- St Brice, St Alphege and the wolf: the fall of Anglo-Saxon England -- The Viking saint -- Heathendom's last bastion.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers who plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how their conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture, and government.
Subject: Vikings.
Civilization, Viking.
Europe > History > 476-1492.
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    Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers who plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how their conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture, and government.
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    Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers that plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how ultimately their violence and conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture and government.
  • Penguin Putnam
    A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series, soon to return for its fifth season

    From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America. Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who have become familiar to history as Vikings never lose their capacity to fascinate, from their ingeniously designed longboats to their stormy pantheon of Viking gods and goddesses, ruled by Odin in Valhalla. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history." His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia with its skaldic poetry is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries to reveal a sweeping picture of the Norsemen, one of history's most amazing civilizations.

    Impeccably researched and filled with compelling accounts and analyses of legendary Viking warriors and Norse mythology, The Vikings is an indispensable guide to medieval Scandinavia and is a wonderful companion to the History Channel series.

    "Integrating archaeological, genetic, linguistic, and literary information, Ferguson realizes a Viking history bound to satisfy." -Booklist

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