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ISBN: 9780140252828 - The Vikings
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The Vikings

Else Roesdahl, Kirsten Williams, Susan M. Margeson

ISBN: 9780140252828
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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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 study brings together the research on Viking art, burial customs, jewellery, and kingship.

 

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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.