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The Vikings Read & download à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï The Nordic Viking those that dominated Europe from 800 to 1100 In the east these Northmen thrust down the great rivers of Russia to the Caspian the Black Sea In the west they sailed along the Atlantic coasts past Arab Spain thru the StraitL customs Icelandic medieval literatureAcknowledgements NoteMap of ScandinaviaMap of the DanevirkeBefore the VikingsThe Viking RaidsThe 9th CenturyThe 10th CenturyThe 11th CenturyWeapons ToolsDress JewelleryTransportTowns Earthworks CampsCoins Weights MeasuresRunic InscriptionsArtThe Viking Way of LifeReligious Belief Burial CustomsPoetry the Viking SpiritThe Vikings' Place in European HistorySelect BibliographyInde. uite dated but well written and worth a read if history is your thing

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Ts of England Ireland France Swedes to form a ruling class in Western Russia Why was Scandinavia strong the rest of Europe weak What inner forces led to the Viking raids Professor Brondsted's classic study examines the motives of their voyages investigates the origin of the people their industries euipment ships armies social organization daily life religious beliefs as they are reflected in runic inscriptions buria. Written prior to what John Marsden refers to as the “rehabilitation” of the Vikings ie during the period in which the Vikings were viewed primarily as raiders and invaders rather than explorers and merchants but still pretty even handed in its treatment of the Norsemen He does not reject out of hand Leif Eriksson’s discovery of North America even though this book was written before the discovery of the Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland – but coincidentally published in the same year 1960 – which I would imagine probably annoyed the author It was also evidently written when archaeologists still views the domed brooches worn by Norse women as metal “boob covers” He also refers to the Muslims of that period as “Mohammedans” which emphasizes that the author’s area of expertise is not Middle Eastern religious studies – at first I though he was just using a period name for the forces of Islam but after a few repeats it seems that he just thinks that is an acceptable name

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The VikingsThe Nordic Viking those that dominated Europe from 800 to 1100 In the east these Northmen thrust down the great rivers of Russia to the Caspian the Black Sea In the west they sailed along the Atlantic coasts past Arab Spain thru the Straits of Gibraltar over the Mediterranean They reached out across the unknown Atlantic to Iceland Greenland America How did it happen Why did Europe permit Danes Norwegians to rule par. I found the chronological sections confusing because of the tangle of different national groups The thematic sections seemed to be clearer in distinguishing between them