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Viking pirates and Christian princes : dynasty, religion, and empire in the North Atlantic

Author: Benjamin T Hudson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
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This book studies two Viking families who appear in the records of the Atlantic littoral as pagan raiders and reinvent themselves as established Christian rulers. Their rise and transformation from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
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Hudson, Benjamin T.
Viking pirates and Christian princes.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2005
(OCoLC)644114701
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin T Hudson
ISBN: 0195162374 9780195162370
OCLC Number: 55286670
Description: xiv, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two rivers and the origins of Olaf Cuaran --
Battle, marriage, and empire --
Pirate kings of the islands --
Sitric Silkenbeard --
From Dublin to England and Norway --
The brief ascendancey of the Haraldssons --
The contest for supremacy in the Irish Sea --
Lords of the isles.
Responsibility: Benjamin Hudson.
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[Hudson's] reassessment of Sitric Silkenbeard's achievement is particularly convincing and will need to be taken into account by all future students of King Cnut's confederation...This work offers Read more...

 
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