The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves
Author: Lars Brownworth
Publsiher: Crux Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2014-12-24
Genre: Civilization, Viking
ISBN: 1909979120

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The author presents the history of the Viking world, including their explorations and established trading networks, as well as the Viking figures of Leif the Lucky, Ragnar Lodbrok, Eric Bloodaxe and Harald Hardrada.

The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves
Author: Lars Brownworth
Publsiher: Crux Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-12-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781909979116

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In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law - the term itself comes from an Old Norse word - and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America. In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travellers through the stories of the great Viking figures. Among others, Leif the Lucky who discovered a new world, Ragnar Lodbrok the scourge of France, Eric Bloodaxe who ruled in York, and the crafty Harald Hardrada illuminate the saga of the Viking age - a time which “has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night”.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
Author: John Haywood
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1995-09
Genre: History
ISBN: UOM:39015043041428

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Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

Wolves of the Sea

Wolves of the Sea
Author: Geoffrey Grabowski,Jason Langlois,Roman Ranieri
Publsiher: White Wolf Pub
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1565042980

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Dark Ages: Vampire takes you to the nights before the Camarilla, when kine truly had reason to be afraid of the dark. The vampires of this bygone age ride the dark as lords, play their games with the crowned heads of Europe, and travel to the mysterious lands of the East as they wage their ages-old war. The diablerie of saulot, the waking of Mithras, the destruction of Michael the patriarch, the return of the Dracon -- it all means the time of reflection is over. The Inquisition stirs and the time to act is now. Across Europe, monarchs of the night set princes and barons at each other's undying throats. Young vampires take to the field ready to claim their domain and become powerful lords in their own right. Blood calls to blood. Rules for playing Viking vampires!

The Age of the Vikings

The Age of the Vikings
Author: Anders Winroth
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780691169293

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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

The Vikings

The Vikings
Author: Martin Arnold
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2007
Genre: History
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123294006

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Describes Viking culture, including religion, traditions, and customs, and discusses the influence and spread of Viking civilization across Europe.

Ragnar Lothbrok and a History of the Vikings

Ragnar Lothbrok and a History of the Vikings
Author: Noah Brown
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-05-24
Genre: Vikings
ISBN: 1548850950

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"The popular TV show may have popularized Ragnar's story but the real facts are not very well known. Discover the truth behind this Viking Warrior and the rich history of the Vikings."--Publisher's description.

Lost to the West

Lost to the West
Author: Lars Brownworth
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780307407962

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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Publishers in 2009"--T.p. verso.

Children of Ash and Elm

Children of Ash and Elm
Author: Neil Price
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2020-08-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780465096992

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The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise The Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the Vikings have been seen through the eyes of others, distorted to suit the tastes of medieval clerics and Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian imperialists, Nazis, and more. None of these appropriations capture the real Vikings, or the richness and sophistication of their culture. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology and religion, their material world. Known today for a stereotype of maritime violence, the Vikings exported new ideas, technologies, beliefs, and practices to the lands they discovered and the peoples they encountered, and in the process were themselves changed. From Eirík Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time.

Attack of the Vikings

Attack of the Vikings
Author: Tony Bradman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10-05
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781472929419

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Finn wants to be a Viking warrior, and seek adventure and glory in far-off lands, not become chieftan of a farming village like his father. But then, when his father has been summoned away to another island, Finn is left in charge, and danger strikes. With the village under siege and only Finn and his friends to protect it, can he save the day and learn what it really means to have the blood of a Viking?

Northmen

Northmen
Author: John Haywood
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781250106155

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From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings—a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power meant little more than the ability to pillage and plunder, which they did to bolster their status at home. But as these Norse warriors left their strongholds to trade, raid, and settle across wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic, their violent and predatory culture left a unique imprint on medieval history. The twist that no one predicted, however, was a much slower, insidious takeover than any the Vikings would execute, and by a turn of the tide, they themselves became its target. For as they made their mark on Europe, Europe made its mark on them. By the year 1200, what remained of the Vikings’ pagan origins floated beneath the surface and the strong, strange territories of the north had become a part of Latin Christendom. Northmen is there to tell the tale, to pay homage to what was lost and celebrate what was won. Focusing on key events, including the sack of Lindisfarne in 793 and the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, medieval history expert John Haywood recounts the saga of the Viking Age, from the creation of the world through to the dwindling years of halfhearted raids and elegiac storytelling in the thirteenth century. He does so with meticulous research, engaging narrative, and sensitivity for his subject, shedding light and blood along the way.

Vikings

Vikings
Author: Patrick Auerbach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1530661331

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The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. They discovered the Americas long before Columbus and could be found as far east as the distant reaches of Russia. While these people are often attributed as savages raiding the more civilized nations for treasure and women, the motives and culture of the Viking people are much more diverse. These raiders also facilitated many changes throughout the lands from economics to warfare. Many historians commonly associate the term "Viking" to the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for "pirate." However, the term is meant to reference oversea expeditions, and was used as a verb by the Scandinavian people for when the men traditionally took time out of their summers to go "a Viking." While many would believe these expeditions entailed the raiding of monasteries and cities along the coast, many expeditions were actually with the goal of trade and enlisting as foreign mercenaries. Many modern perceptions of Vikings found their origins through Catholic propaganda. Upon the sacking of multiple Christian facilities and the loss of countless relics and treasures, the Catholic ministry sought to dehumanize them. Until Queen Victoria's rule of Britain, the Vikings were still portrayed as a violent and barbaric people. During the 19th and 20th centuries, perceptions changed to the point where Vikings were glamorized as noble savages with horned helmets, a proud culture and a feared prowess in battle. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history.

Sons of Vikings

Sons of Vikings
Author: Kurt Noer,David Gray Rodgers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-11-27
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1790425840

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Sons of Vikings tells the story of the Viking Age (793-1066 A.D.) through the lives of extraordinary people. Each chapter is a biography of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Bjorn Ironside, Rollo, Brian Boru, Erik the Red, Floki, Leif Erikson, Lagertha, Alfred, Rurik, Sviatoslav, William the Conqueror, and many other heroes and villains. It provides an understanding of this pivotal historical period in a way that facts and chronologies alone cannot. Sons of Vikings is meticulously researched from almost 100 sources but is also not afraid to challenge conventional beliefs and offer new perspectives. It is the perfect introduction for the casual fan of Vikings in television and popular culture but also offers a new take for the well-read history enthusiast. From myths, legends, sagas, and stories, to the most-recent archeology and DNA research, this book brings the Viking Age to life.

A Viking Voyage

A Viking Voyage
Author: W. Hodding Carter
Publsiher: Random House Publishing Group
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-10
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780345420046

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In this inspiring, dramatic book, the author--a well-known journalist--recreates the boat likely used by Leif Erikson to sail to North America and sets sail from Greenland. Reprint.

Viking Age

Viking Age
Author: Kirsten Wolf
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013
Genre: History
ISBN: 1454909064

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Though infamous for their pirating and raiding, active Vikings were actually only a tiny fraction of the total Scandinavian population during the so-called Viking Age. This exploration of their culture goes beyond the myths into the prosaic realities and intimate details of family life; their attitude toward the more vulnerable members of society; their famed longships and extensive travels; and the role they played in the greater community. In addition to images and maps, a timeline lays out Viking history.