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The author of the book: Johannes Brøndsted
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: April 30th 1987
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Language: English
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The Nordic Viking, those that dominated Europe from 800 to 1100. In the east these Northmen thrust down the great rivers of Russia to the Caspian & the Black Sea. In the west they sailed along the Atlantic coasts, past Arab Spain, thru the Straits of Gibraltar & over the Mediterranean. They reached out across the unknown Atlantic, to Iceland, Greenland & America. How did it happen? Why did Europe permit Danes & Norwegians to rule parts of England, Ireland & France, & Swedes to form a ruling class in Western Russia? Why was Scandinavia strong, the rest of Europe weak? What inner forces led to the Viking raids?
Professor Brondsted's classic study examines the motives of their voyages & investigates the origin of the people, their industries & equipment, ships, armies, social organization, daily life & religious beliefs as they are reflected in runic inscriptions, burial customs & Icelandic medieval literature.
Acknowledgements & Note
Map of Scandinavia
Map of the Danevirke
Before the Vikings
The Viking Raids
The 9th Century
The 10th Century
The 11th Century
Weapons & Tools
Dress & Jewellery
Towns, Earthworks & Camps
Coins & Weights & Measures
Runic Inscriptions
The Viking Way of Life
Religious Belief & Burial Customs
Poetry & the Viking Spirit
The Vikings' Place in European History
Select Bibliography

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