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The Northern Conquest
Katherine Holman
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The Northern Conquest

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Presents the history of the Viking Age, stressing the positive cultural impact of Viking settlement and arguing that contact between the British Isles and Scandinavia lasted much longer than has traditionally been thought.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Signal Books
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Lauren Albert
Jan 23, 2013 Lauren Albert rated it it was amazing
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Really excellent history of the "Viking Age." Holman does a great job at laying out evidence and discussing competing arguments without getting the hapless reader bogged down in archaeological detail (as I've experienced in other books). This shows great talent since she discusses often fairly arcane things like place names, linguistic borrowings and inscriptions. She offers a complex narrative covering all areas of the British Isles and Ireland. She also discusses relationships between England ...more
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