The Vikings Else Roesdahl

ISBN: 9780140125610

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The Vikings  by  Else Roesdahl

The Vikings by Else Roesdahl
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Far from being just wild, barbaric, ax-wielding pirates, the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming at Christianity to Scandinavia, and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel, and far-flungMoreFar from being just wild, barbaric, ax-wielding pirates, the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming at Christianity to Scandinavia, and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel, and far-flung colonization.

This encyclopedic study brings together wide-ranging research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewelry, kingship, poetry, and family life, and, in this revised edition, recent discoveries. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilization that flourished for three hundred years, civilization well into the eleventh century.



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