The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a "valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people" who swept in from the sea to plunder and slaughter? Or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book considers the latest research and presents a picture of the Vikings and their age. Excavations as far apart as Dublin and Newfoundland, York and Kiev, provide fascinating archaeological evidence, interpreted in this illustrated book.
- Paperback | 316 pages
- 176 x 240 x 20mm | 762.03g
- 23 Oct 1999
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- 24pp colour, 110 b&w illustrations, 16 maps, chronology, index
About Peter Sawyer
About the Editor: Peter Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Kings and Vikings and Anglo-Saxon Charters.
Table of contents
1: Peter Sawyer: The Age of the Vikings and Before; 2: Janet L. Nelson: The Frankish Empire; 3: Simon Keynes: The Vikings in England, c. 790-1016; 4: Donnchadh O'Corrain: Ireland, Wales, Man, and the Hebrides; 5: Sveinbj "orn Rafnsson: The Atlantic Islands; 6: Thomas S. Noonan: Scandinavians in European Russia; 7: Niels Lund: The Danish Empire and the End of the Viking Age; 8: Jan Bill: Ships and Seamanship; 9: Preben Meulengracht S /orensen: Religions Old and New; 10: Lars Lonnroth: The Vikings in History and Legend; 11: Peter Sawyer: The Viking Legacy.