Historical Dictionary of the Vikings (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)

Historical Dictionary of the Vikings (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras)

Katherine Holman


The Historical Dictionary of the Vikings strains Viking job in Europe, North the USA, and Asia for over 3 centuries. in this interval humans from Scandinavia used their longships to release lightning raids upon their ecu pals, to colonize new lands within the east and west, and to replace Scandinavian furs for japanese wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age additionally observed major adjustments at domestic in Scandinavia - kings prolonged their energy, Norse paganism misplaced floor to christianity, and new cities and ports thrived because of elevated touch with the broader international.

This e-book offers a accomplished paintings of reference for individuals drawn to the Vikings, together with entries at the major old figures serious about this dramatic interval, very important battles and treaties, major archaeological unearths, and key works and resources of knowledge at the interval. It additionally summarizes the influence the Vikings had at the parts the place they traveled and settled. there's a chronological desk, precise and annotated bibliographies for various subject matters and geographical destinations, and an creation discussing the most important occasions and advancements of the Viking age.

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