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A history of the Vikings

Author: Gwyn Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1984.
Series: Oxford paperbacks
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A study of the northern peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, Greenland, Britain, and Christian Europe and their culture, society and livelihood.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Jones
ISBN: 0192801341 9780192801340 0192158821 9780192158826 019285139X 9780192851390 0192151665 9780192151667
OCLC Number: 964496914
Notes: Originally published: 1968.
Description: xviii, 504 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. The northern peoples to A.D. 700. From the beginnings to the age of migrations ; The legendary history of the Swedes and the Danes --
II. The Viking kingdoms to the close of the tenth century. The Scandinavian community, I: diversity and unity ; The historical traditions of Norway to 950 ; Denmark to the death of Gorm the Old ; Denmark and Norway from the accession of Harald Bluetooth to the death of Olaf Tryggvason (c.950-1000) --
III. The Viking movement overseas. The Scandinavian community, II: aspects of society ; Causes of the Viking movement overseas ; The movement south and south-west to 954 : the British Isles, the Frankish Empire, the Mediterranean ; The movement east : the Baltic lands, Russia, Byzantium ; The movement west : Iceland, Greenland, America --
IV. The Viking age ends. The Scandinavian community, III: culture and image ; Svein Forkbeard, Saint Olaf, Knut the Great ; The Viking kingdoms to the death of Harald Hardradi, 1066 --
Appendices: Runes ; The Danelaw ; A Rus ship-burial on the Volga.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks
Responsibility: Gwyn Jones.

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A study of the northern peoples and kingdoms of Ireland, Greenland, Britain, and Christian Europe and their culture, society and livelihood.

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