The Vikings: The Story of the Most Fearsome Warrior Nation


The impact of the Vikings is impossible to overstate. A people apparently condemned to a marginal existence in the remote wastes of Dark Age northern Europe, they burst onto an unsuspecting continent with extraordinary consequences. Initially they were pirates and raiders of astounding ferocity. In a matter of decades, they had laid waste to much of the coastal British Isles and had penetrated deep into France, threatening to snuff out for good an emerging Christendom. They launched raids against Muslim Iberia and then into the Mediterranean. They pushed east across the Baltic and from there south along the river systems of western Russia to the Black Sea and Byzantium, read more

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ISBN:

9781743792520

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

144

Dimensions:

28cm x 24cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 August 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marjolein Stern

Marjolein Stern is an expert on the Viking Age and Medieval culture and communication. She has written numerous articles on aspects of Viking culture and has just completed her PhD on runestone images and visual communication in the Viking Age. She was based at the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age at Nottingham University in the U.K. and now works at the University of Ghent in Belgium.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roderick Dale

Roderick Dale is an archeologist and expert in Scandinavian history, old Norse language and literature, Viking Age warfare, and the Vikings in popular culture. Roderick has worked with a number of authors as a historical consultant, most recently on Anita Ganeri’s Norse Myths and Legends (Raintree Publishing, 2012.)