The Vikings: Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder

The Vikings Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa they established the dukedom of Nor

  • Title: The Vikings: Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder
  • Author: Magnus Magnusson René Chartrand Keith Durham Mark Harrison Ian Heath
  • ISBN: 9781846033407
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa, they established the dukedom of Normandy, provided the Byzantine Emperor s bodyguard and landed on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus In The Vikings the authors provide a detailed examination ofThe history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa, they established the dukedom of Normandy, provided the Byzantine Emperor s bodyguard and landed on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus In The Vikings the authors provide a detailed examination of the Viking Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking world, and thefamed Viking longship that transported the Vikings through treacherous waters to their bloody raids This beautifully illustrated book also includes a fascinating insight into the Vikings in North America and the lives the Viking led at home.

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    1. This book is more of an index into the Viking world. It is segmented into the major activities for which the culture is known. The final segment covered some of the more famous boat types. The best aspect of the book is that it was filled with photographs of either genuine archaeological remains or had plates depicting events described in sagas.The historical segment felt more of an index to be further investigated, or perhaps a brief run through of nearly all known facts by time period, with re [...]

    2. First off, let me praise all the wonderful illustrations, map, and photographs in this book. Wow, a picture is truly worth a thousand words, and all the pictures were helpful for identifying exactly what the authors were talking about. Brilliant!Now, the book is divided in three parts. The first is about Viking generalities, the second is about actual history and timeline, and the third is about their ships.The first part was my favorite. It dwells in Viking culture and customs, touches on their [...]

    3. Pretty good overview of Viking history from their earliest raids to their later conversions to Christianity. Lots of good illustrations, photos and maps. Got this as a Christmas present along with the History Channel's Vikings" series on DVD. Reading it before viewing the series helped give a better understanding of the Viking worldview. People with such a strange and seemingly contradictory mix, simultaneously artistic and brutal; ruthless, yet surprisingly democratic, merchants as well as pira [...]

    4. The book is concisely written, but not over complicated. It crams in a lot of information, along with pictures, into a flowing historical book. Better as a solid read rather than a reference book. Worth the money.

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