A Brief History of the Vikings

A Brief History of the Vikings
Author : Jonathan Clements
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2013-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781472107756
ISBN 13 : 1472107756
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Vikings Book Description:

'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans? This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders. Extending beyond the traditional 'Viking age' of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn't disappear: they turned into us.

Vikings

Vikings
Author : Hourly History
Publisher : Hourly History
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2016-04-11
ISBN 10 : 9781530376308
ISBN 13 : 1530376300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vikings Book Description:

The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really? Inside your will read about... ✓ From the Fury of the Northmen ✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery ✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion ✓ Tidings from the East ✓ The End of the Viking Age ✓ The Vikings Come to Christ ✓ The Second Viking Invasion This book helps to unravel the mystery. Helping to finally shed the light on why the Vikings abruptly descended onto the world stage in such dramatic fashion, this book begins to explore the motives of the Viking exodus like no other and takes an in depth evaluation of all the geographical, political, economic and religious underpinnings that led the Viking Age.

The Vikings

The Vikings
Author : University Press
Publisher : Independently Published
Total Pages : 62
Release : 2020-05-21
ISBN 10 : 9798647558107
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vikings Book Description:

University Press returns with another short and captivating book - a brief history of the Vikings. The Vikings were those Norse people from southern Scandinavia who, from the late 8th to the late 11th centuries, raided, traded, explored, or settled their way across wide areas of Europe and even distant lands as far away as North America and the Middle East. Despite the persistent clichés of Vikings as violent, heathen savages, Norse civilization during the Viking age was technologically, militarily, and culturally advanced. This period of expansion witnessed a wide dissemination of Norse culture, while simultaneously introducing strong foreign cultural influences into Scandinavia itself, with profound implications for early medieval history in both directions. For example, Normans, descendants of Vikings who became rulers of Normandy in France, later formed the English aristocracy after the Norman conquest of England. This short book provides an abbreviated account of the sacred, mundane, noble, and savage practices and cultures of the Vikings - a version that you can read in about an hour.

Vikings

Vikings
Author : Bernard Hayes
Publisher : Vincent Noot
Total Pages :
Release : 2019-02-08
ISBN 10 : 9788832518955
ISBN 13 : 8832518953
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vikings Book Description:

This audiobook is an in-depth look at the Viking Age and the deeds and daily lives of these ancient, sometimes mysterious people. The Vikings of Scandinavia were heroic, adventurous, and often barbaric, but there can be no debate that they were also a people with big aspirations. Viking culture is still a topic of interest today, and this offers an insight into just how enduring their legacy is. This audiobook will discuss: Daily life during the Viking Age The cultural and societal norms of the Vikings Conquering raids, explorations, and Viking actions that spanned the globe during their golden era The conversion from paganism to Christianity of the people of Scandinavia The Vikings' enduring legacy in modern times The Vikings were a people of power, brute strength, and industry. Their lasting impression cannot be ignored and deserves our appreciation. Enjoy discovering who these people really were, and how they impact us even still, centuries later.

A History of the Vikings

A History of the Vikings
Author : Gwyn Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 504
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0192801341
ISBN 13 : 9780192801340
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Vikings Book Description:

'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 Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
Author : Peter Sawyer
Publisher : Oxford Illustrated History
Total Pages : 298
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0192854348
ISBN 13 : 9780192854346
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings Book Description:

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

Daily Life of the Vikings
Author : Kirsten Wolf
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 187
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0313322694
ISBN 13 : 9780313322693
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life of the Vikings Book Description:

Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

Viking Warriors

Viking Warriors
Author : University Press
Publisher :
Total Pages : 186
Release : 2020-06-04
ISBN 10 : 9798651017461
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viking Warriors Book Description:

University Press returns with three short and captivating books in one volume - a brief history of three Viking Warriors: Ragnar Lothbrok, Björn Ironside, and Ivar the Boneless. Book 1 - Ragnar Lothbrok Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary Viking. A warrior king whose exploits in battle won him the fierce loyalty of his people (and the name "Shaggy-Breeches"), he and his armies sowed terror as they invaded their way across 9th-century Europe. The story of Ragnar Lothbrok's life emerges from the misty depths of the early Middle Ages in the form of a rich oral tradition of Norse legend. He may be remembered for plundering cities, but upon his death he left behind new trade routes throughout Europe and many sons who would carry on their father's traditions. Book 2 - Björn Ironside Björn Ironside was a legendary Norse warrior king. Stories handed down in oral tradition for centuries, and later recorded by monks, tell the tale of a powerful Viking who set out to conquer Rome. Björn Ironside was a member of a Viking family well-known for striking fear in the hearts of their enemies. Together with his father, Ragnar Lothbrok, and his brother, Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside ventured out to explore, trade, loot, and pillage on a global scale. Book 3 - Ivar the Boneless Ivar the Boneless was so frail that he could not even stand without somebody holding him up, and he had to be carried on a shield whenever he went into battle. Yet he went on to become one of the most feared Vikings in history. Ivar the Boneless led the Great Heathen Army on its conquest of England and ushered in an era of Viking domination over Britain that would last until long after his death. To the terrorized British, he was a pagan demon sent from hell. To the proud Vikings, he was a living god with supernatural powers. Each of these three books tells the intensely human story of a man who changed the world in a way that no one else could.

The Vikings in History

The Vikings in History
Author : F. Donald Logan
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN 10 : 9781136527166
ISBN 13 : 1136527168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vikings in History Book Description:

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 Brief History of the World

A Brief History of the World
Author : Tao Wang
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2002-08-21
ISBN 10 : 9781469762753
ISBN 13 : 1469762757
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the World Book Description:

The subject of history dates back to the invention of writing thousands of years ago. From the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia to the modern nations of the 21st century, humans have continuously made history with great accomplishments. A Brief History of the World examines the great Wonders of the World like the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Great Wall of China. A great part of history includes military achievements such as the great battles of Kadesh, Issus, Cannae, Salamis, Crecy, Waterloo, and Midway. Throughout history, great leaders like Ramesses II, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Caesar, Genghis Khan, Elizabeth I, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Napoleon have led their people to dominance. The day-to-day lives of ordinary people must not to be neglected either, as aspects of ordinary life like shelter, food, government and politics are explained. Young or old, when reading about history, one can't help but imagine life in the past, or ponder about the wonders of the future.