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by Susan Margeson,Kirsten Williams,Else Roesdahl

  • Author: Susan Margeson,Kirsten Williams,Else Roesdahl
  • ISBN: 0140125612
  • ISBN13: 978-0140125610
  • ePub: 1243 kb | FB2: 1733 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (August 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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The Vikings (Penguin History) ePub download

There was a lot in this book that I didn't know about the Vikings - of course, I knew the usual stuff - Normandy etc, but it was a revelation to read how extensive their travels were into Asia and the Med.

There was a lot in this book that I didn't know about the Vikings - of course, I knew the usual stuff - Normandy etc, but it was a revelation to read how extensive their travels were into Asia and the Med. The story is supported by plenty of pictures of artifacts recovered from burial sites, but more impressive from the "hoards" of silver, gold, and coins being dug up even after this book was published.

In this book, Else Roesdahl provides an overview of the history of the Viking age as well as a very detailed . Very detailed and descriptive. The Vikings, by Else Roesdahl, reveals how Vikings were not just warlords that pillaged and plundered

This is one of the better books on the subject and I would highly recommend it. Ms Roesdahl bases her work on literary and archeological sources. The Vikings, by Else Roesdahl, reveals how Vikings were not just warlords that pillaged and plundered. They had trading colonies and were economically and politically elite. The Vikings conveys how the people had an influence on most of the world and continues with this influence to this very day.

By Else Roesdahl Translated by Susan M. Margeson and Kirsten Williams. By Else Roesdahl Translated by Susan M. The result is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation. Also by Else Roesdahl. Else Roesdahl is Professor in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Århus, Denmark, and Special Professor in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham, England. Category: European World History.

Else Roesdahl is Professor in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Århus, Denmark, and Special Professor in Viking .

Else Roesdahl is Professor in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Århus, Denmark, and Special Professor in Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham, England. People Who Read The Vikings Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Looking for More Great Reads? Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. Close

Перевод: Susan M. Margeson, Kirsten Williams.

Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword 'The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. Перевод: Susan M.

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Else Roesdahl (born 26 February 1942) is a Danish archaeologist, historian and educator

Else Roesdahl (born 26 February 1942) is a Danish archaeologist, historian and educator. She has mediated the history of the Vikings for most of her life, including coordination of notable exhibitions on the Viking Age and authoring several books on the subject. Her popular book The Vikings was first published in English in 1991.

Else Roesdahl is Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Arhus, Denmark and special Professor in Viking Studues at the University of Nottingham. Библиографические данные.

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This introductory survey of the Vikings looks at their history, society and archaeology.
Jark
A great first book to begin ones journey with the ancient Vikings fascinating age of expansion from the 700s to 1100s. Thanks to their Vikings ships, they covered great geographical areas by crossing oceans and sailing up river routes. Sure they were ferocious warriors to start with when exploring new lands, but they loved peace and harmony as well as evidenced by their successful integration with natives through matrimony, conversion to Christianity, peaceful trading and adopting local customs and assuming local names. Thanks to archeology and artefacts scattered in all the lands they covered, we know today they were so well integrated in the lands they ventured to that their graves intermingled with the graves of the natives.

An insight into the ancient Vikings will throw great light onto what we witness of Scandinavian societies today. Their pride and joy is deeply rooted in their path to Christianity and the bridges they built with the natives of many lands.
Winenama
There was a lot in this book that I didn't know about the Vikings - of course, I knew the usual stuff - Normandy etc, but it was a revelation to read how extensive their travels were into Asia and the Med. The story is supported by plenty of pictures of artifacts recovered from burial sites, but more impressive from the "hoards" of silver, gold, and coins being dug up even after this book was published. Two disappointments: I didn't think the author did more than touch upon the fact that the Vikings were in what is now Newfoundland long before John Cabot or Christopher Columbus. Nor does she seem knew of or understood the real reason for the outsurge of the Vikings and the eventual slowdown and withering of their colonies in Greenland and the failure to make a foothold in what is now Canada. The most probable cause, I have been led to believe from climate studies, is because of the growth of population which demanded expansion in the period of warmer weather in the higher latitudes. And the most likely reason for the withering is probably the onset of the Little Ice Age in the 12th-13th Century. Nor is there a satisfactory explanation why the landings in Newfoundland did not mature into a colony. Once again, the most likely explanation is not mentioned - the Vikings were probably outnumbered by "skraelings" as they called the native inhabitants. Both sides were vigorous fighters with approximately the same level of weaponry - bows arrows, spears. The natives probably did not have metal weapons but the must have outnumbered the Vikings who strayed into their territory. I am not sure what the real answer is but the author gives little consideration to what would have been a momentous colonization had it succeeded. By the time the white man came again he was equipped with weapons that outclassed any the native Americans had.
Whatever
Everything you have heard and not heard about the Vikings is True/False. You must learn to find your own verasity. They were multi-facited Explorers and Settlers. The developed their own art in jewelry(bloom wire wrapping), Language, painting & sculpture. They left their mark in ancient sites. They mastered the Compass Rose(navigation)and Ship Stores(salt Cod-Torsk). Modern Kingdoms and Introduction of Christianity came to be in the Vikings. Rune Stone Inscriptions yield to study. A range from Novgorod Russia to North Atlantic America is investigated. These were an enigmatic People. Site finds reveal an amazing depth of residue. 0810 was the first attack in Frisia(Flanders Zeeland) of w. Europe. To the East Russia & Bizantium were great sources of valuable trade goods. Caravans from the East brought amazing goods Tributes were imposed by IE. Olaf, king of Birka. Many areas were looted by Scandinavians. For a revealing study of this ERA, you must peruse this Tome. Good Reading. DAS
Ttexav
In this book, Else Roesdahl provides an overview of the history of the Viking age as well as a very detailed account of Viking life. This is one of the better books on the subject and I would highly recommend it.

Ms Roesdahl bases her work on literary and archeological sources. Some of the work may be somewhat dated (compared to recent studies of, for example, Norse women's dress) and fairly general, but the book as a whole seems very solid. I would further recommend the following books to people to be read for further information:

A History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones (THE leading history of the Viking age).

Reading the Past: Runes by R. I. Page (a look at how Elder and Viking-age Runic alphabets were used).

Everyday Life in the Viking Age by Jacqueline Simpson (A work with a great deal of overlap to this one)

and

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. E. Davidson (A look at Viking-age religion).

However, the above works are more specialized than this current work. While they provide a great deal more depth in their areas, they lack some of the bigger picture. Thus I would recommend reading this book first and then looking into the above titles.
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Well written. Very detailed and descriptive. The Vikings, by Else Roesdahl, reveals how Vikings were not just warlords that pillaged and plundered. They had trading colonies and were economically and politically elite. The Vikings conveys how the people had an influence on most of the world and continues with this influence to this very day

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