The Viking World
For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa.
As well as being warriors and accomplished seamen, they were jewelers, sculptors and poets of great skill and originality; the forts, town sites, ships, burial mounds, carved stones, place names, sagas, art and artifacts they left behind substantiate their legendary exploits.
This is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell's authoritative account of the Viking world, base on recent archaeological research, with an important chapter on ships, shipwrights and seamen from Sean McGrail. The text is complemented by a wealth of illustration, including maps and reconstruction drawings. Photographs, many of them especially commissioned, portray the brilliant products of the Vikings' culture and the beauty and harshness of the natural world they faced.
Author: James Graham-Campbell
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)