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The Vikings: Revised Edition

 
 
 
 
The Vikings: Revised Edition
Author: Else Roesdahl
ISBN 13: 9780140252828
ISBN 10: 140252827
Edition: 2 Sub
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $18.00
 
 

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-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.