The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings

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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 hungry quest', who lived and died by the sea and the sword. Or were theyunusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their age. Excavations as far apart as Dublin and Newfoundland, York and Kiev, provide fascinating archaeological evidence, expertly interpreted in this extensivelyillustrated book.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780192854346
0192854348
9780198205265
0198205260
Characteristics: xv, 298 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sawyer, P. H.

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Feb 28, 2011

Great pictures, yet the authors seem to have very little logic. Up, down, here there. The authors either didn't take time to plan out what they wrote because they wern't paid enough, or they just didn't care.

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