The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a 'valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people who swept in from the sea to plunder and slaughter'? Or in the words of a Manx folksong 'ware-wolves keen in hungrey quest', who lived and died by the sea and the sword? Or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers?
This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings in their age. Excavations as far apart as Dublin and Newfoundland, York, Kiev, provide fascinating archaeological evidence, expertly interpreted in this extensively illustrated book.
Author: Peter Sawyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)