The World of Vikings

Author: Justin Pollard

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153000

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 7834

MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.

The Vikings

A History

Author: Robert Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670020799

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 1607

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.

The Age of the Vikings

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851904

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5949

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

The Vikings

Author: Else Roesdahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941537

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2699

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.

Chronicles of the Vikings

Records, Memorials, and Myths

Author: Raymond Ian Page

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802071651

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3071

Chronicles of the Vikings defines the social values of the Viking Age, their heroic view of life which sometimes contrasts with their more prosaic way of looking at things.

A History of the Vikings

Author: Gwyn Jones

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801340

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 5709

'What a superb book this is! Wise, well-informed, judicious and infinitely readable.' -Magnus Magnusson, Scotsman'an utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English any language.' -Erik Wahlgren, Scandinavian Studies'A highly readable history.' -Oxford Time'no better book on the Vikings has ever been written, and it is one which every educated person with any interest in history should know about... Readers will be delighted to discover the eloquent and sparkling prose of a natural Welsh bard and storyteller who was one of the shining lights of University College, Cardiff. The man writes beautifully. There are not many history books one can pick up and start reading anywhere just for the sheer enjoyment of literary craftsmanship and even fewer as authoritative as this.' -Lloyds List 13/04/1994

The Vikings

A Very Short Introduction

Author: J. D. Richards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192806076

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 6638

Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Julian Richards reveals the whole Viking world: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder.

A History of the Vikings

Author: T. D. Kendrick

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123421

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6475

Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.

The Vikings

A New History

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480448060

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5994

Archaeologist Neil Oliver ventures beyond the myths about seafaring Norsemen to reveal the true lives of their chieftains, warlords, and explorers. The Vikings are infamous for taking no prisoners, relishing cruel retribution, and priding themselves on their bloodthirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the West and as far as Baghdad in the East. As the Vikings did not record their own history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and their tale, as Neil Oliver reveals, is an extraordinary story of a stalwart people who came from the brink of destruction to develop awesome seafaring power that reached a quarter of the way around the globe, building an empire that lasted nearly two hundred years. Drawing on discoveries that have only recently come to light, Oliver follows the Vikings’ trail to uncover what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages more than 1,000 years ago. An epic tale of one of the world’s great empires, The Vikings will fascinate all history buffs interested in finding out more about these real-life adventurers.

The Vikings

Author: Shahrukh Husain,Bee Willey

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237533786

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 28

View: 6748

The stories are set in context by the use of colour panels throughout the text, highlighting further information about the characters, settings or historical context.

The Vikings on Film

Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages

Author: Kevin J. Harty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 836

Factual and fanciful tales of the Nordic warriors known as Vikings have proven irresistible to filmmakers for nearly a century. Diverse, prominent actors from Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier to Tim Robbins and John Cleese, and noted directors, including Richard Fleischer, Clive Donner and Terry Jones, have all lent their talents to Viking–related films. These fourteen essays on films dealing with the Viking era discuss American, British and European productions. Analyzed in detail are such films as The Vikings (1958), The Long Ships (1964), Alfred the Great (1969), Erik the Viking (1989) and Outlander (2008), as well as two comic-strip adaptations, the 1954 and 1989 films of Prince Valiant and the animated Astérix and the Vikings (2006). A comprehensive filmography is also included.

Daily Life of the Vikings

Author: Kirsten Wolf

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322693

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 3291

Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

The Vikings in History

Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136527095

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3388

Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800–1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.

The Vikings and the Victorians

Inventing the Old North in Nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Andrew Wawn

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859916448

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1839

The first book-length treatment of C19 fascination with Norse heroes.

The Vikings

A History

Author: Robert Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151426

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 7789

A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series 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.

Voyage with the Vikings

Author: Paul McCusker,Marianne Hering

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604828559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7626

Beth and her cousin Patrick travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination station, to 1000 A.D. Greenland, where they meet Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson and witness the spread of Christianity in that country.

Guts & Glory: The Vikings

Author: Ben Thompson

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316320552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 8049

Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-axe-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kids with tales of a people so's hard to believe they were real. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson's lively storytelling style brings the Vikings back to life in this second book in the exhilarating Guts & Glory series!

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

Author: Peter Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854346

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 7776

Covers the different geographical areas of the Viking world, and traces the Viking story from the first raids on isolated coastal communities toward the end of the eighth century to the establishing of permanent settlements

Leadership Principles of the Vikings

- What You Need to Explore, Conquer, and Succeed as a Leader in Dark Ages

Author: Jan Kallberg

Publisher: Jan Kallberg

ISBN: 097934493X

Category: Transportation

Page: 148

View: 1190

The Vikings were formidable adopters to the Dark Ages and were able to reach their strategic goals - land and wealth - and without losing their freedom or individualism they were able to build effective collective action to acquire what they wanted. The Vikings' approach to deal with uncertainty and turn it around so the risk becomes an opportunity has a relevant message in the today's economy and in the events of the future. Globalization is one of the major challenges of our age but it is not a new phenomenon. The Dark Ages had a shift of powers, uncertainty, and a resurfaced notion of a larger world that set the stage for the later explorations of Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama, and Columbus. The world was no longer your river or your valley. It had continents and oceans. These far and remote lands were a trading opportunity and a danger if their armies and fleets suddenly appeared on the horizon. The Viking had the ability to balance the need for individual freedom and unified collective action with the mutual benefits for everyone involved in an era that was unpredictable and uncertain where things could change fast and in a violent way. The leadership principles of the Vikings are crucial to understand how to optimize an organization to face the challenges of the uncertain and volatile global economy that lies ahead. The Vikings had a unique approach to leadership that inspired, maximized, and utilized the opportunities that led Iron Age farmers to embark on a voyage in to the unknown and beyond - from Scandinavia to North America and as far as Central-Asia and Baghdad. Todays corporate approaches of dealing with volatility and uncertainty are not viable routes to success, because they are reactive, rigid, and driven by an accumulated knowledge of the past. The leadership principles of the Vikings, and their management of volatility and uncertainty, instead focuses on an understanding of the future, the unknown and how to instantly adapt to any change in ones environment.

The Vikings

Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761402718

Category: Northmen

Page: 80

View: 8217

Describes the history, culture, and exploits of the Vikings and discusses their impact on the civilization of the British Isles and Europe in the eight and ninth centuries.