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Free The Vikings kindle ✓ eBook ´ reflectionslisburnltd À The Nordic Viking those that dominated Europe from 800 to 1100 In the east these Northmen thrust down the great rivers of Russia to the Caspian the Black Sea In the west they sailed along the Atlantic coasts past Arab Spain thru the Straits of GibraltThe Nordic Viking those that dominated Europe from 800 to 1100 In the east these Northmen thrust down the great rivers of Russia to the Caspian the Black Sea In the west they sailed along the Atlantic coasts past Arab Spain thru the Straits of Gibraltar over the Mediterranean They reached out across the unknown Atlantic to Iceland Greenland America How did it happen Why did Europe permit Danes Norwegians to rule par Over the last few years I've been reading some of the great sagas so it was time for some sort of historical overview This effort which I picked up at a used book store did the job and with a minimum of Thorfinns the Viking euivalent of Smith or Jones It's dry but not as dry given the academic tenor of the book as it could of been The first third of the book covers the Viking glory years which only about 200 years or so The rest of the book is comprised of chapters focusing on different aspects of Vikinghood weapons a surprisingly short chapter clothing towns religion poetry etc That's pretty much it If you want the rip roaring skull splitting stuff go straight to the Sagas They will not disappoint

Johannes Brøndsted  The Vikings pdf

Ts of England Ireland France Swedes to form a ruling class in Western Russia Why was Scandinavia strong the rest of Europe weak What inner forces led to the Viking raids Professor Brondsted's classic study examines the motives of their voyages investigates the origin of the people their industries euipment ships armies social organization daily life religious beliefs as they are reflected in runic inscriptions buria A little dated but a solid overview

pdf í The Vikings  Johannes Brøndsted

The VikingsL customs Icelandic medieval literatureAcknowledgements NoteMap of ScandinaviaMap of the DanevirkeBefore the VikingsThe Viking RaidsThe 9th CenturyThe 10th CenturyThe 11th CenturyWeapons ToolsDress JewelleryTransportTowns Earthworks CampsCoins Weights MeasuresRunic InscriptionsArtThe Viking Way of LifeReligious Belief Burial CustomsPoetry the Viking SpiritThe Vikings' Place in European HistorySelect BibliographyInde uite dated but well written and worth a read if history is your thing