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The Vikings

Author: Else Roesdahl
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and far-flung consolidation. This encyclopedic study brings together the latest research on Viking art, burial customs, class divisions, jewellery, kingship, poetry and family life. The result  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Else Roesdahl
OCLC Number: 269406794
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Books, ©1998. Revised ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Allure of the Vikings --
Viking Age and its sources: Study of the Viking Age --
Scandinavia: Geography, nature and culture; People; Language, writing and personal names; Society; Kings and kingdoms; Travel, transport and ships; Livelihood and settlement; Exchange, silver and merchandise; Trade and towns; Fortifications, weapons and warfare; Old and the new religion; Art and poetry --
Expansion: Background and beginnings; Mainland of Western Europe; Scotland and the Isle of Man; Ireland; England; Iceland, the Faroes, Greenland and America; Baltic region, Russia, Byzantium and the Caliphate --
Conclusion: World of the Vikings.
Other Titles: Vikingernes verden.
Responsibility: Else Roesdahl ; translated by Susan M. Margeson and Kirsten Williams.

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