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The Vikingshe Limit

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Publisher Comments:

Feared pirates, intrepid navigators, skilled craftsmen- these are the bold Vikings who erupted into history at the end of the eighth century and forged the destiny of nations.

The Vikings reveals the lives of ordinary people living in these extraordinary times-- the beautiful jewelry they crafted, and charming toys for their children; the early pagan sacrifices, including human sacrifice; the mysterious runes, the written language of the Vikings; and of course the remarkable ships in which they invaded so many lands. Interwoven throughout the book are tales of famous Norse adventurers and excerpts from the Icelandic sagas, stories of gods and myths that are still enchanting today.

The photographs depict the beauty of jewelry and artifacts created in gold, silver, bronze, and stone; a fascinating reconstruction of a Viking Age house; the "horn of plenty" in which the most precious valuables of the dead are buried with the body; an ice-skate made from a leather shoe and a sharpened bone; and Icelandic farmhouses with roofs of turf, resembling the nearby hills.

With the talent of a storyteller, the author weaves the true tale of the Viking race in a style that is accessible to students, intriguing to adult readers, and provides an ideal introduction to this Nordic culture.

Synopsis:

Offers an authoritative glimpse into life among the powerful Vikings of Scandinavia.

About the Author

Dr. Jonathan Wooding is an historian and archeologist specializing in the social, economic, and technological history of the Germanic and Celtic peoples in the early Middle Ages. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney and has also studied and lectured at universities in Britain and Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847821068
Author:
Wooding, Jonathan
Publisher:
Rizzoli Publications
Author:
Wodding, Jonathan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Vikings
Subject:
Northmen
Subject:
Vikings -- Civilization.
Subject:
Civilization, Viking.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.60x5.74x.86 in. 1.10 lbs.

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