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The Oxford illustrated history of the Vikings

Author: P H Sawyer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
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Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a 'valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people' who swept in from the sea to plunder and slaughter? Or were they unusually successful  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P H Sawyer
ISBN: 9780192854346 0192854348
OCLC Number: 475633622
Notes: Originally published: 1997
Includes index
Description: 320 s., [24] p. of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color), genealogical table, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Colour Plates ; List of Maps ; Notes on Contributors ; 1. The Age of the Vikings and Before ; 2. The Frankish Empire ; 3. The Vikings in England, ic./i790-1016 ; 4. Ireland, Wales, Man, and the Hebrides ; 5. The Atlantic Islands ; 6. Scandinavians in European Russia ; 7. The Danish Empire and the End of the Viking Age ; 8. Ships and Seamanship ; 9. Religions Old and New ; 10. The Vikings in History and Legend ; 11. The Viking Legacy ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Index
Other Titles: Illustrated history of the Vikings
Responsibility: edited by Peter Sawyer


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the volume will indeed be a treasury for pictorial sources, and the illustrations to more off-the-beaten-track chapters (especially Noonan's, on European Russia) are correspondingly unusual. * Guy Read more...

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