A History of the Vikings

Author: Gwyn Jones

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801340

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 7137

'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 or...in 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

Author: Shahrukh Husain,Bee Willey

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237533786

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 28

View: 5443

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 Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

Author: Peter Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192854346

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 9421

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

Daily Life of the Vikings

Author: Kirsten Wolf

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322693

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 5517

Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

Exploring the Vikings

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525972

Category: Civilization, Viking

Page: 47

View: 8614

New in paperback, Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. Exploring the Vikings looks at who the Vikings were, at their world and how they spent their time, as well as their travels, their voyages of discovery and their rituals and religion. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Exploring the Vikings also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.

The age of the Vikings

Author: P. H. Sawyer

Publisher: Hodder Arnold


Category: History

Page: 275

View: 3492


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: 7432

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.

The Crafts and Culture of the Vikings

Author: Joann Jovinelly,Jason Netelkos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823935147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4765

Examines the social life and customs of the Vikings and presents a variety of crafts that replicate artifacts of the time.

The A to Z of the Vikings

Author: Katherine Holman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086813X

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 1621

The A to Z of the Vikings traces Viking activity in Europe, North America, and Asia for over three centuries. During this period people from Scandinavia used their longships to launch lightning raids upon their European neighbors, to colonize new lands in the east and west, and to exchange Scandinavian furs for eastern wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age also saw significant changes at home in Scandinavia kings extended their power, Norse paganism lost ground to Christianity, and new towns and ports thrived as a result of increased contact with the wider world. This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the Vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age."

Chronicles of the Vikings

Records, Memorials, and Myths

Author: Raymond Ian Page

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802071651

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9267

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.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings

Author: Lois Miner Huey

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761444992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2650

To understand how previous generations of people lived, worked, and played, what is the best research method—digging for facts on the Internet? Boring! the answer lies right beneath our feet: in the dirt. Across the United States and Canada, historical archaeologists dig far below cities and towns for clues about what happened after Europeans arrived. American Archaeology uncovers the stories of Dutch, English, African, Spanish–even Viking–settlers in North America. Some settlers left behind documents such as diaries, letters, maps, and land deeds. Many other, less tidy settlers left their garbage–food bones, tools, broken dishes, buttons, bottles, toys, and gun parts. Archaeologists carefully scrape away soil, layer by layer, to uncover objects used by people long ago. By learning about these excavations and examining a variety of artifacts, young readers learn about U.S. and Canadian history in a fresh and unique way.

Magic Tree House 15: Voyage of the Vikings

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446495213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8828

A tale of high waves and high adventure for Jack and Annie when the tree house lands in the sea off the coast of Ireland. Things get dangerous when Viking ships approach!

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Julian D. Richards

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578076

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 369

The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history. 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. We also look at the Viking identity, through their artistic expression, rune stones, their ships, and their religion. The Viking story is also brought up to date, by examining their legacy from the medieval Icelandic sagas to 19th Century nationalism, Wagner, and the Nazis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Vikings in History

Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136527095

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2854

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.

A History of the Vikings

Author: T. D. Kendrick

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123421

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5641

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 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: 7897

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

The Vikings

Author: Tristan Boyer Binns

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756517601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8912

Describes how the Vikings explored the seas and invaded foreign lands. It also looks at how ordinary people lived their daily lives, from shipbuilding and farming, to Viking arts, crafts, and fashion.

The Age of the Vikings

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851904

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7983

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: 3905

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.