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The A to Z of the Vikings

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Publisher Comments:

The A to Z of the Vikings traces Viking activity in Europe, North America, and Asia for over three centuries. During this period people from Scandinavia used their longships to launch lightning raids upon their European neighbors, to colonize new lands in the east and west, and to exchange Scandinavian furs for eastern wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age also saw significant changes at home in Scandinavia_kings extended their power, Norse paganism lost ground to Christianity, and new towns and ports thrived as a result of increased contact with the wider world. This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the Vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the Vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the Viking age.

Book News Annotation:

This dictionary provides information on major historical figures, important battles and treaties, everyday life in the Viking age, and on key works and archaeological finds related to the era. An introduction discusses major events and developments of the period, and annotated bibliographies are categorized by different themes and geographical locations. A chronology is also included, and an appendix lists museums with Viking collections. Holman was formerly the assistant director of European studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Hull in England. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810868137
Author:
Holman, Katherine
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
World History-Scandinavia
Edition Description:
Scarecrow Press
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
8.40x5.40x1.00 in. 1.20 lbs.

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