Vikings

Raiders from the Sea

Kim Hjardar

 
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Short History
Illustration :
30 b/w illustrations
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ISBN : 9781612005195
Pages : 160
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Overview
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From the 9th to the 11th century, Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world. Viking ravages united the Spanish kingdoms and stopped Charlemagne and the Franks' advance in Europe. Wherever Viking ships roamed, enormous suffering followed in their wake, but the encounter between cultures changed both European and Nordic societies.

Employing sail technology and using unpredictable strategies, the Vikings could strike suddenly, attack with great force, then withdraw with stolen goods or captives. Viking society was highly militarised, honour was everything and losing one’s reputation was worse than death. Offending another man’s honour could only be resolved through combat or blood revenge.

This short history of the Vikings discusses how they raided across Europe even reaching America, discussing their ships, weapons and armour, and unique way of life.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
Timeline

Chapter 1: Viking Society
Chapter 2: A Culture of Combat
Chapter 3: Religion, Myth and Cult
Chapter 4: Plunder, Explorations and Settlements
Chapter 5: Expansion in the North and West
Chapter 6: The Onslaught in England

Sources
Index

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