The Vikings.

by Michael Gibson

Publisher: Wayland Publishers in London

Written in English
Cover of: The Vikings. | Michael Gibson
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  • Vikings -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Middle Ages -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesThe Wayland documentary history series
LC ClassificationsDL65 .G5
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5333106M
ISBN 100853401640
LC Control Number72186307

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The exact ethnic composition of the Viking armies is unknown in particular cases, but the Vikings’ expansion in the Baltic lands and in Russia can reasonably be attributed to the Swedes. Elsewhere, the nonmilitary colonization of the Orkney Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland was clearly accomplished by the Norwegians.

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No book is without its flaws, but the shortcomings of The Age of the Vikings are relatively minor. Winroth occasionally makes the odd ridiculous claim, such as his assertion that the berserkers and other inspired warriors were a literary invention of the centuries that followed the Viking Age.

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that it was used to mean the people themselves.What other book might you compare The Vikings to and why? I spent about years reading a lot about the Scandinavian activities between and (and still refuse to call that time just "the time of the Vikings", it just doesn't cover that).

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