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Norse Warfare: Unconventional Battle Strategies of the Ancient Vikings

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Until the early 1000s, waves of strange and ferocious warriors from the barren northlands swept into Britain and Western Europe. The Vikings fought for personal glory, material wealth and a longing for adventure and freedom. This book tackles the myth of the Vikings, their unconventional methods of warfare and cunning strategies.
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published January 4th 2007 by Hippocrene Books Inc.,U.S.
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SheLove2Read
Chapter 1 is very interesting. I found it amusing that the Vikings were considered a 'scourge and plague from God' for the sins of the people, especially when the British (or what would be considered British at that time) took "comfort" in a 'smiting from the Lord' upon the Vikings, which was most likely a severe case of dysentery that killed several thousand Vikings. I also didn't know that not only did the Vikings attack London but occupied the English throne for many years during the late 800 ...more
Heather
Vikings! Warfare! Sounds exciting, doesn't it??!? That's what I thought. Alas, rather than following a particular campaign or character or even a tribe, the author skips around throwing out random Viking facts and speculations. These are presented in whatever order made sense to the author (and it certainly didn't to me). For instance, in chapter two, the author tells about a Viking "king" whose desired bride refused to marry him until he united all of Norway. It took him ten years, but he final ...more
R.Scot Johns
Disorganized, random thoughts presented in no real order made it difficult at best to gain a solid insight into any Viking fighting styles and strategies, other than the standard view of the longboat stealth attack. There is a wealth of historical detail presented, but so haphazardly that no coherent sense of time and place can possibly be gained.
Lindsay
Interesting, and clearly thoroughly researched book on Vikings. It has definitely given me more of an insight than the previous vague idea of 'raping and pillaging'. Also nice to get some history before I go to Norway.
Morag Gray
Infromative, well indexed and notated study of Vikings, their heroes and their way of fighting. Worth reading, specific enough for the knowledgable, explanatory enough for novices.
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