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    DescriptionThe Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the West and as far as Baghdad in the East. As the Vikings did not write their own history, we have to discover it for ourselves; and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, reached a quarter of the way around the globe and built an empire that lasted nearly two hundred years. Drawing on the latest discoveries that have only recently come to light, Scottish archaeologist Neil Oliver goes on the trail of the real Vikings. Where did they emerge from? How did they really live? And just what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery over 1,000 years ago? The Vikings: A New History explores many of those questions for the first time in an epic story of one of the world's great empires of conquest.

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    The Vikings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Oliver
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781605984834
    ISBN 10: 1605984833

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS051000
    B&T Approval Code: A17500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS044000
    DC22: 948.022, 948/.022
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H6
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 948.022
    LC classification: DL65 .O45 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DN
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, colour plates
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    02 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Looks beyond the cliched impressions of hairy raiders to exhaustively explore their less well-documented maritime and agricultural innovations.