The Vikings

by Else Roesdahl
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The Vikings

Format: Paperback

Pages: 324 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780140252828

Published: April 30th 1998

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 is a rich and compelling picture of an extraordinary civilisation.