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The Vikings

Author: Gwyn Jones; Magnús Magnússon; Folio Society (London, England),
Publisher: London : Folio Society, 1997, ©1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Jones; Magnús Magnússon; Folio Society (London, England),
OCLC Number: 38194148
Notes: Originally published in 1968 by Oxford University Press under title: A history of the Vikings; Folio edition uses the revised 1984 edition with minor emendations.
Description: xxii, 490 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (1 color) ; 26 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.
Other Titles: History of the Vikings
Responsibility: Gwyn Jones ; introduction by Magnus Magnusson.

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