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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The A to Z of the Vikings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Katherine Holman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 406
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810868137
    ISBN 10: 081086813X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS030000, HIS051000, HIS044000
    DC22: 948.022
    Abridged Dewey: 903
    DC22: 948.02203
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, NHD, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    30 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Katherine Holman is currently pursuing her own research as a freelance historian. Recently, she was lecturer in Scandinavian Studies and Assistant Director of European Studies in the department of modern languages at the University of Hull in England.